DW 6.5X14 Icon 12-Ply Queen Crest Snare Drum

Sale Price $1,399.00 Original $2,537.70 You Save $1,138.70


The Collector's Series Icon Snare Drums were created by DW Drum Designer John Good as a way of paying tribute to some of the most legendary drummers in Rock & Roll history. This new line of snare drums honors icons such as Neil Peart of Rush, Roger Taylor of Queen, and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. The snare drum sizes and shell configurations are exact replications of the drums each artist plays, but with one dramatic new design element. The finish is painstakingly laser-cut, then hand-inlayed from a variety of jaw-dropping exotic wood veneers and protected with a clear gloss lacquer.

Here we have Roger Taylor of Queen's 6.5"x14" Icon Series Snare Drum. Few bands have the ability to connect with an audience the way Queen did. Their songs of triumph and despair, love and loneliness, and undying optimism have made them a once in a life time act. Needless to say, few people are as deserving of an Icon Series Snare as Roger Taylor.

The Drum Workshop 6.5"x14" Queen Icon Series Snare Drum is a real knock out. This beauty is crafted from an 11-ply Collector's Series Maple HVLT Shell. This is a Vertical Low Timbre styled shell with a horizontal outer ply for added strength and projection. It features a "Natural Birdseye Maple" finish with an unbelievable laser-cut inlay that replicates the band's legendary logo. The inlays are crafted from Padauk, Dyed Orange Maple, and Dyed Red Poplar.

This snare also features DW's patented MAG throw-off and three point butt plate.  A purposefully simple design, the MAG is a workhorse drop throw-off with horizontal tension adjustment. It gets its name from a clever magnet that's integrated into the body of the throw-off. When the handle is in the upright position, it won’t release without a slight tug. When it does release, it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any strainer buzz. The innovative three-point butt plate, allows you to easily and accurately toggle between 3 different levels of strainer tension. This snare also features DW's classic dual turret lugs, True-Hoops, Tru-Tone snare wires, and True-Pitch tension rods. As if all if this isn't enough, all of the hardware is plated in 24K Gold to give it an elegant and classy look.  

Now as cool as these drums are, there is something way cooler about them that we have yet to mention. With the Icon Series, DW allowed each artist to select a charity that would receive part of the profits from these signature drums. Roger Taylor selected the "Mercury Phoenix Trust" which was founded after the passing of Freddie Mercury. The Mercury Phoenix Trust helps raise awareness of AIDS/HIV world-wide.

Every model of the Icon Series Snare Drums are limited to a run of 250 pieces. Each one is numbered and comes with a snare drum bag, certificate of authenticity, and a legend that describes the woods used to craft these stellar drums.

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