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Signature Maple Series Snare Drums Click to view larger image
5x12" Signature Maple EFX Snare
Natural Maple Hi-Gloss Lacquer

  • All-Maple Shells with reinforcing rings
  • Optional “Straight Shells” with no reinforcing rings
  • Choice of 8, 10, or 20-ply thickness
  • Precision-cut and hand-perfected bearing edges
  • Exclusive Markley Solid Tension™ Lugs
  • Optional Vintage Tube Lugs
  • Premium Piston Strainer
  • Diecast Hoops
  • Optional 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops
  • Available in all Markley Finishes
  • 10” to 15” in diameter and 3½” to 8” deep

Markley Signature Maple Series snare drums deliver the perfect blend of warmth, depth, and powerful “cut”. Our Signature Maple snare drums feature 100% All-Maple shells.

Maple has been the drummer’s wood of choice for many years, and for good reason. With its balanced blend of high, mid, and low frequencies, maple is an excellent choice for live playing and studio use. Versatile and well-suited to almost any musical situation, maple has a medium length of sustain, and a warm, deep drum sound.

Our Signature Maple snare shells are available in 8, 10, or 20-ply thicknesses. Thinner means more natural wood tone, while thicker shells give you skull-splitting volume. Reinforcing rings can be added to focus the tone, and increase the “bite” or attack presence of the drum. Of course, if you prefer a warmer attack and a longer sustain from your drums, rings can be omitted from your custom snare.