DW Drums is turning 45! And to commemorate nearly a half century of drum innovation, John Good has dreamed up an exclusive run of shell packs made from Stradivarius spruce — the exact wood responsible for some of the world's most valuable violins. Each hand-selected spruce shell is complemented by select plies of European sycamore, also featured as the veneer and treated to a breathtaking natural-to-candy black burst lacquer finish, for quality unlike anything the drumming community has set eyes or ears on. Shells, badges, and heads are adorned with anniversary "XLV" insignias and F-hole art in honor of the wood's world-class pedigree. A performance package of DW Collector's Series hardware provides the finishing touches.