The best snare i've ever owned. I've had it for over 10 years and it's always been my "go to" snare. Mine is in the natural oak finish which has a lovely grain. I'm a heavy hitter and have broken some of the lug inserts but other than that it's built like a tank. I've removed the internal muffler and replaced the snare wires in due course, but the sound is still fantastic and for such a big drum it can be cranked to sound almost like a steel drum and then detuned massively but still holding a good note.