Our Sprucetone snare drums are 6 ply Spruce (slightly less than 1/4″ thick shell). Die cast hoops and lugs, a nice smooth snare throw, German metal snare wires and Evans ’56 Calftone batter head and G1 resonant head. Spruce wood is the most tonal musical instrument wood used in acoustic guitar tops, cello’s, violins, and so on so why not drums as well. Spruce provides great tone and is still light weight. Our Sprucetone snare drums are available in 7″x 13″ (shown) as well as 6″ x 14″. They both look and sound great.