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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 1405 MB

With its thin Vintage Maple shell, this Artist Snare Drum offers excellent resonance and a clear, transparent sound. The classic Scandinavian Birch finish and the 24k gold-plated fittings give it a very high end look. Its warm and rich sound make this snare drum quite versatile and naturally suited to a wide variety of musical styles.


shell hardware finishgold plated 24 carat
item nameSnare Drum
shell materialMaple
shell constructionVintage with 2 x 2 mm Dynamic Edge reinforcement rings
lugs configurationTuneSafe
snare strainerDual Glide System (Snare quick release used under license from Dunnett US patent 7745712)
item descriptionAS 12 1405 MB SDW
snare wire wires1 x SW 1418 B, 14'', 18 bronze wires 0,5 mm
item no.11176868
unit1 piece
shell plies6 plies
shell finish outsideSemi Gloss Scandinavian Birch 10323
shell size14'' x 5''
shell thickness4,2 mm
batter headSONOR Medium, coated white, single ply
resonance headSONOR Medium Resonance, smooth clear, single ply
hoopsingle flange hoop, Steel
tension rods20 square head screws
bearing edge45°