• 14 x 5.5 Gold Quilted Maple Japan Only

    14 x 5.5 Dark Gold Quilted Maple Japan Only

  • 14 x 5.5 Gold Quilted Maple Japan Only

    14 x 5.5 Dark Gold Quilted Maple Japan Only

Overview

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of details about this particularly gorgeous example of Shimano San's work. Unlike most of the Mapex/Beyond Shimano collaboration snares, where I got all the information from the man himself by stalking his Facebook posts (with permission I might add!), I spotted this one on eBay from a seller in Japan in October 2022. I've double checked and can't see an appropriate post from Shimano San. As there are no details at all on dr_nine's eBay listing apart from the model number, I'm just including the basic information I can see from the photos. 

I'm calling the finish "Dark Gold" Quilted Maple, since the model number ends in DG and it seems appropriate. 

It's extremely pretty, so maybe Shimano San will remember something about it. Watch this space.

Photos from Dea ex Machina (dr_nine on eBay) used for reference under fair use. 

I have tried to contact the seller to ask permission, but it's honestly incredibly rare to get a reply from Japanese sellers, and this case was no exception. Being fair, I don't blame anyone ignoring random requests from an obsessive Scottish drum geek, especially when it's in my execrable Japanese. If these are your photos, please do get in touch so I can credit you properly. ありがとうございます。

Specifications

  • Catalogue Ref:
    QM4550DG
  • Shell Size:
    14"x5.5"
  • Shell Construction:
    Maple with Quilted Maple Exterior Ply
  • Shell Finish:
    "Dark Gold" Quilted Maple
  • Hardware Finish:
    24K Gold
  • Lug Casings:
    Low-mass oval
  • Number of Lugs:
    10
  • Hoops:
    Die Cast Hoops
  • Air Vents:
    1
  • Snare Wires:
    20-strand
  • Snare Throw Off:
    Mapex Orion Standard Strainer

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