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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 1305 EA

The main feature of this Artist Snare Drum is the massive, 27 ply (and hence 28 mm thick) beechwood shell; this gives the snare a ‘hefty’ sound. It is deep, with lots of ‘bottom’, and yet transparent. Well suited for funk, fusion, jungle or electronic beats. The 24k gold-plated fittings, combined with a lustrous lacquer finish, are a real show stopper.


shell hardware finishgold plated 24 carat
item nameSnare Drum
shell materialBeech
shell constructionHeavy
lugs configurationTuneSafe
snare strainerDual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
item descriptionAS 12 1305 EA SDW
snare wire wires1 x SW 1318 B, 13'', 18 bronze wires 0,5 mm
item no.11176129
unit1 piece
shell plies27 plies
shell finish outsideHigh Gloss Earth 10309
shell size13'' x 5''
shell thickness28 mm
batter headSONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
resonance headSONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
hoop2,3 mm Power Hoop, Steel
tension rods16 square head screws
bearing edge45°