Celestial

The Celestial kit features Sakae’s new Chamber Specific Technology (CST). CST is another innovation in the 88-year history of Sakae and is a result of decades of collaborations with some of world’s top drumming artists. Eizo Nakata, Sakae’s 3rd generation President states, "Sakae believes that in the search for the ultimate resonance and tone, individual drums within a drum kit should not be limited to a certain ply configuration, bearing edge or even shell composition."

North American Maple and exotic African Bubinga wood are used for this hybrid drum. 2-plies of African Bubinga wood, known for its great resonance and projection, are used on the outside of the shell. By having the hardwood at the bearing edge, where the head contacts the drum, the most profound properties of the Bubinga wood are expressed. Keeping this consistent tone and level of resonance from the hardwood allows Sakae to adjust the low-end, sustain and projection for the each of the various drum sizes. This is the secret of Chamber Specific Technology.

Building on that philosophy, this ground-breaking instrument focuses on each drum and the specific treatment needed to produce the most desired sound for that size shell. With the CST process, Sakae has successfully "Pre-Eq'd" each drum so that each speaks with it's ultimate musical tone.

All drums in the Celestial series are available with your choice of rims -- "Mighty" or "Righty"!

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Chamber Specific Technology Process (CST)

Shell Thickness:

In the art of shell making, the thickness of a shell greatly affects the sound. On smaller diameter drums, thinner shells enhance projection, resonance and tone. For larger diameter drums, the opposite holds true - a thicker shell adds a desired bottom end with a larger "sweet spot" playing area. Within the Celestial series, small drums feature thinner shells. The shell thickness gradually increases as shell diameter increases.

Shell Plies:

An important factor in creating a musical shell is knowing how various woods work together to create a preferred sound. Harder woods add resonance and projection to the shell while also bringing more "high-mid" frequencies. This helps smaller drums cut-through the music and gives lower drums thunderous power. The Celestial kit features a Hybrid shell consisting of North American Maple and exotic African Bubinga.

Shell Bearing Edges:

The combination of sharper edges for smaller drums and rounder edges for larger drums is an important part of CST technology. A sharper edge allows for more of the harder Bubinga wood to make contact with the head. As the drum’s diameter increases, the rounding of the bearing edges help to control excessive overtones and sustain.

Shell Wood Type:

The Celestial series uses 2-plies of African Bubinga on the outside of the shell combined with North American Maple on the inside. By having the harder Bubinga wood at the bearing edge, where the head contacts the drum, you get the most profound properties.

From a musical perspective, I have always loved the drums Sakae creates. Now that they are on their own and focused on their own art, the sound has become even better!

Greg Hutchinson

From a musical perspective, I have always loved the drums Sakae creates. Now that they are on their own and focused on their own art, the sound has become even better!

Greg Hutchinson

Available Shell Sizes

Celestial shells are available with a Bubinga outer ply, or a Mappa-over-Bubinga outer ply. Your choice of chrome or black hardware.

Bubinga/Chrome
Bubinga/Black
Mappa/Chrome
Mappa/Black

Kick Drums

Diameter Depth Model
24" 16" CBK2416/M
14" CBK2414/M
22" 18" CBK2218/M
16" CBK2216/M
14" CBK2214/M
20" 18" CBK2018/M
16" CBK2016/M
14" CBK2014/M
18" 16" CBK1816/M
14" CBK1814/M

Toms

Diameter Depth Model
14" 11" CBT1411
10" CBT1410
13" 10" CBT1310
9" CBT1309
8" CBT1308
7" CBT1307
12" 9" CBT1209
8" CBT1208
7" CBT1207
10" 8" CBT1008
7" CBT1007
8" 7" CBT0807

Floor Toms

Diameter Depth Model
18" 15" CBF1815
14" CBF1814
16" 15" CBF1615
14" CBF1614
13" CBF1613
14" 13" CBF1413
12" CBF1412
11" CBF1411

Extra Hardware

Tom Clamp WLC-100
Tom Holder WTH-100
Tom Holder & Clamps THC-200

Kick Drums

Diameter Depth Model
24" 16" CBK2416/MB
14" CBK2414/MB
22" 18" CBK2218/MB
16" CBK2216/MB
14" CBK2214/MB
20" 18" CBK2018/MB
16" CBK2016/MB
14" CBK2014/MB
18" 16" CBK1816/MB
14" CBK1814/MB

Toms

Diameter Depth Model
14" 11" CBT1411B
10" CBT1410B
13" 10" CBT1310B
9" CBT1309B
8" CBT1308B
7" CBT1307B
12" 9" CBT1209B
8" CBT1208B
7" CBT1207B
10" 8" CBT1008B
7" CBT1007B
8" 7" CBT0807B

Floor Toms

Diameter Depth Model
18" 15" CBF1815B
14" CBF1814B
16" 15" CBF1615B
14" CBF1614B
13" CBF1613B
14" 13" CBF1413B
12" CBF1412B
11" CBF1411B

Extra Hardware

Tom Holder WL10
Tom Clamp CL10CS
Tom Holder Set (holder + 2 clamps) WL10CS

Kick Drums

Diameter Depth Model
24" 16" CMK2416/M
14" CMK2414/M
22" 18" CMK2218/M
16" CMK2216/M
14" CMK2214/M
20" 18" CMK2018/M
16" CMK2016/M
14" CMK2014/M
18" 16" CMK1816/M
14" CMK1814/M

Toms

Diameter Depth Model
14" 11" CMT1411
10" CMT1410
13" 10" CMT1310
9" CMT1309
8" CMT1308
7" CMT1307
12" 9" CMT1209
8" CMT1208
7" CMT1207
10" 8" CMT1008
7" CMT1007
8" 7" CMT0807

Floor Toms

Diameter Depth Model
18" 15" CMF1815
14" CMF1814
16" 15" CMF1615
14" CMF1614
13" CMF1613
14" 13" CMF1413
12" CMF1412
11" CMF1411

Extra Hardware

Tom Holder WL10
Tom Clamp CL10CS
Tom Holder Set (holder + 2 clamps) WL10CS

Kick Drums

Diameter Depth Model
24" 16" CMK2416/MB
14" CMK2414/MB
22" 18" CMK2218/MB
16" CMK2216/MB
14" CMK2214/MB
20" 18" CMK2018/MB
16" CMK2016/MB
14" CMK2014/MB
18" 16" CMK1816/MB
14" CMK1814/MB

Toms

Diameter Depth Model
14" 11" CMT1411B
10" CMT1410B
13" 10" CMT1310B
9" CMT1309B
8" CMT1308B
7" CMT1307B
12" 9" CMT1209B
8" CMT1208B
7" CMT1207B
10" 8" CMT1008B
7" CMT1007B
8" 7" CMT0807B

Floor Toms

Diameter Depth Model
18" 15" CMF1815B
14" CMF1814B
16" 15" CMF1615B
14" CMF1614B
13" CMF1613B
14" 13" CMF1413B
12" CMF1412B
11" CMF1411B

Extra Hardware

Tom Holder WL10
Tom Clamp CL10CS
Tom Holder Set (holder + 2 clamps) WL10CS

Finishes

Tobacco Sunburst

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Purple Haze

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Amber Sunburst

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Forest Sunburst

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Black Forest Sunburst

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Black Blood Sunburst

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Transparent Turquoise Sparkle

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Transparent Garnet Sparkle

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Gold Champagne

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Silver Sparkle

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Pearl White

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Real Black

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Amber

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See-through Black

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Rain Forest

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Blood

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Natural

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