A beautiful 6.5 x 14 maple snare in a natural finish. Well suited for louder music with great body and cut. A sturdy, not-too-fussy build with great edges making the attack and response quite excellent. It could use a head change, but the edges are in great condition and the wires are practically brand new. This was built prior to the mapex/black panther branding combination, hence the lack of "Mapex" or "M" on the badges. These drums were billed as their own entity, even though they were designed and manufactured by mapex, to break into the high-end/boutique snare drum market. IMO, these pre-mapex drums were much higher quality even though they were comparably priced to newer black panthers.