The Vista Series is a limited run of 10 snare drums custom-built by Schinbein Drum Co. Their shells will be comprised entirely from timber reclaimed from a leather scarfing workbench taken out of a factory that used to specialize in footwear components.
The workbench itself was made in 1967 of reclaimed timber. We have no clue how old it is, or even definitively what species it is; most likely either Messmate or Mountain Ash. This bench was built before importing timber for industrial or structural use was really a thing. Why would they really, Australian hardwoods are known around the world for their intense strength and hardness. All we know is that it is insanely hard.
There will be some imperfections in the wood. They will be left there on
purpose – as many as I can while still retaining the structural integrity of the shell.
These shells will be made entirely in house, and the drums will be entirely built in Australia.
Each drum is serialized, and numbers are given out on a first come first served basis. If you want #1, get your order in ASAP!
Pre-orders now available: