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Sonor’s impeccable reputation speaks for itself, and their Artist Series Snares are collaboratively designed between the company and some of the world’s best drummers. Made in Germany, these incredibly high-spec snares have unparalleled build and sound quality, as well as an elegant look.
Woods and Construction:
The heavy maple shell produces a warm and pronounced low-end with lots of clarity in the mid-range and top-end. The snare’s 7” depth helps in delivering a deep and rich tone, with its 13” width keeping it tight and defined.
Its dimensions and construction also give it more dynamic range, meaning you can play sensitively or full-out without the snare compromising your style of playing. Producing a full-bodied and balanced tone, this snare is versatile enough to use for a variety of styles, and can easily cut through any mix.
The incredible Amboina/Burl veneer is finished in a high-gloss lacquer, accompanied by gold-plated 24 carat hardware. This offers a very high-end aesthetic, with its remarkable tone matching its classy look.
Dual Glide System:
The Dual Glide System snare strainer is a great feature of the Artist Series snares. This mechanism provides a precise and smooth action when placing the snare wires in “on” or “off” position, and ensures that there are no annoying buzzing sounds produced when doing so.
The strainer and butt sides are also both armed with a fast-release snare wire detach function. This means that you can easily change the resonant head without having to loosen and adjust the Snare wires. A very ergonomic feature indeed.
Here’s what Sonor say about the Artist Series 13x7 Maple Snare 12 Ply in Amboina:
The very best snares
The exclusive SONOR Artist Snare series combines the experience of the world’s most talented drummers with SONOR’s vast percussion instrument manufacturing expertise. This partnership has produced unparalleled snare drum models which meet even the most stringent demands.
From brass to steel or bronze, from maple to beech and birch, each and every Artist Snare Drum is a masterpiece in its own right. During the development process, design is as integral to the final product as sound quality. This attention to detail gives each Artist Snare Drum its own unmistakable character.
See for yourself on the following pages, or visit your SONOR instrument dealer to experience the tremendous quality of SONOR Artist Snares.
AS 12 1307 AM
The latest addition to the Artist Snare programme is the highly select 13" x 7" Amboina Snare. Constructed using a Heavy Maple shell, this snare drum embodies true perfection, only found in SONOR’s superb quality construction. The sound ranges from sensitive moments to brute force – characterizing this all-around instrument with soft, warm tone in the lower pitches along with balanced mediums and highs. Using one of the finest burl wood veneers (Amboina) combined with 24k gold-plated fittings, this snare drum’s look is breathtaking.
- shell hardware finish: gold plated 24 carat
- item name: Snare Drum
- series: Artist
- shell material: Maple
- shell construction: Heavy
- lugs configuration: TuneSafe
- snare strainer: Dual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
- item description: AS 12 1307 AM SDW
- snare wire wires: 1 x SW 1318 MS 06, 13'', 18 brass wires 0,6 mm
- item no.: 11176709
- unit: 1 piece
- shell plies: 12 plies
- shell finish outside: High Gloss Amboina 30009
- shell size: 13'' x 7''
- shell thickness: 8 mm
- batter head: SONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
- resonance head: SONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
- hoop: 2,3 mm Power Hoop, Steel
- tension rods: 16 square head screws
- bearing edge: 45°