This is a signature snare drum arranged to the tastes of Mel Taylor and based on the sound of vintage Gretsch snares. We have applied our specific edge shaping on an all-maple shell to produce this amazing sounding instrument. The snare features a pleasant rim shot, short sustain and light sound projection. Mel Taylor originally played marketed products and one reason for the high popularity of this snare drum is its availability to everybogy. Its versatility has given it a broad fan base around the world.