For more than 30 years, the distinctive, traditional sound of birch has made it the go-to choice for numerous pro drummers. Now, TAMA takes birch in an entirely new direction. Proportionately melding inner plies of bubinga with the classic birch exterior, TAMA has created a blended shell that combines the focused attack of birch, with the enhanced low-end of bubinga—delivering totally a new sound—both dynamic and versatile. Like-new floor model that has barely been played. The few stick marks you see on the heads were from tuning for demo purposes.