A Jon Cross custom snare is handmade from exotic hardwood in either a segment or stave design, for a segment shell the blocks are marked out and numbered which after being cut are glued back in sequence as they were to return the grain to it's original pattern, this technique shows up particularly well on snare drum  #9040.

For a stave design the blocks are laid out and matched according to grain and color to give a uniform appearance, then cut to size with the required angles before being glued together.

The rough shells are machined to a standard thickness of 3/8" along with a dual 45 degree or inner 45 / outer roundover bearing edge, other specifications are available if required, the shells are finished in clear polyurethane with the option of satin or gloss. 

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