Batik Painter Carolyn Doe and
Artisan Jeweler Michael S. Kenney
The gallery’s most current art submission is Tom Stewart’s drum, an amazing and beautiful creation.
Drum #183-44B “Valentine”
Size: 10 inch diameter head Height: 24 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
Skin: Pakistan goat skin (spine centered)
Carrying case: Custom Coon Hollow canvas case ($85 extra)
Price: $750 Plus shipping
The drum comes with an information packet, tuning wrench, no skid floor pad, and a free Conga Joy beginners drum book written by Bill Matthews.
This is the 44th drum in my B-series.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside layers are made with Poplar wood. The outside finished layer has six inlaid Spanish Purple Heart hearts. Sandwiched in the middle are three layers of kiln dried Douglas fir layers
The drum is wrench tunable with my own hardware design.
The steel anchor band and tuning hooks were electro-plated with polished brass.
The tuning nuts, Thread Caps, and hold-down band are solid brass.
I do all the metal work except the electro-plating.
The sound qualities are super with, a powerful bass, great tones, slaps, and high ringing rim shots. The sounds are similar to an African Ashiko drum but much more.