Snare Drums

NEW: Japanese Cypress Stave Snares

SDS1450JC (14" x 5")   |   SDS1465JC (14" x 6.5")

Constructed using segments of compressed, sustainable Japanese Cypress. These stave drums not only look beautiful and unique, they also produce a controlled and tight sound you must hear to believe.

Many years ago, as the demand for housing in Japan was reaching record levels, vast forests were planted to meet construction needs. Conifer trees such as the Japanese Cypress (which does not lose its leaves with the changing seasons) were among the most popular for building materials.

Today, the need for new housing has subsided. As a result, these massive forests have become overcrowded, blocking out the sunlight and endangering the fragile mountainous ecosystem. Japanese arborists have begun removing Japanese Cypress trees in an attempt to thin out the forest and make the ecosystem healthy again.

As drum manufacturer, we have been receiving the blessing of nature for 90 years. It is our hope that we can return the favor by using these sustainable timbers.

SDS1450JC (14" x 5")
SIZE 14"× 5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm
Sakae maple effect snare drum

SDS1465JC (14" x 6.5")
SIZE 14"× 6.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm
Sakae maple effect snare drum

Maple Effect Snare (10 x 4)

SDM1040MA
SIZE 10"×4"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1040MA Samples

Sakae maple effect snare drum

Maple Effect Snare (10 x 5)

SDM1050MA
SIZE 10"×5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm
Sakae maple effect snare drum

Maple Effect Snare (12 x 5)

SDM1250MA
SIZE 12"×5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm
Sakae maple effect snare drum

Maple Effect Snare (12 x 6)

SDM1260MA
SIZE 12"×6"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1260MA Samples

Sakae maple effect snare drum

Maple Effect Snare (13 x 6.5)

SDM1365MA
SIZE 13"×6.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1365MA Samples

Sakae maple effect snare drum

Aluminum (14 x 5.5)

SDM1455AL
SIZE 14"×5.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1455AL Samples

Sakae aluminum snare drum

Aluminum (14 x 6.5)

SDM1465AL
SIZE 14"×6.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1465AL Samples

Sakae aluminum snare drum

NEW: Brass (13 x 6.5)

SDM1365BR
SIZE 13"× 6.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm
Sakae brass snare drum

NEW: Brass (14 x 4)

SDM1440BR
SIZE 14"× 4"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm
Sakae brass snare drum

Brass (14 x 5.5)

SDM1455BR
SIZE 14"×5.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1455BR Samples

Sakae brass snare drum

Brass (14 x 6.5)

SDM1465BR
SIZE 14"×6.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1465BR Samples

Sakae brass snare drum

Steel (14 x 5.5)

SDM1455ST
SIZE 14"×5.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1455ST Samples

Sakae steel snare drum

Steel (14 x 6.5)

SDM1465ST
SIZE 14"×6.5"
HOOPS RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm

Sound Samples


SDM1465ST Samples

Sakae steel snare drum

Trilogy

SD1455TR & SD1465TR
SHELL 3ply (Maple/Poplar/Maple)
LUGS 8 Die-Cast Lugs
BEARING EDGE 60 degrees
HOOPS Clarion Halo 1.6mm 14 x 8H

Vintage Snare Comparison


'52 Radio King / '53 Round Badge / Sakae Trilogy

Trilogy vintage snare drum

Maple

SD1455MA / SD1465MA
SHELL 6ply 7.1mm
SIZE 14"×5.5" / 14"×6.5"
LUGS UL01C (UNION LUG)
STRAINER / BUTT STR01C / STB01C
SNARES SN1420-0536
HOOPS MIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H
Sakae maple snare drum

Beech

SD1455BE / SD1465BE
SHELL 8ply 6.4mm
SIZE 14"×5.5" / 14"×6.5"
LUGS UL01C (UNION LUG)
STRAINER / BUTT STR01C / STB01C
SNARES SN1420-0636
HOOPS MIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H
Sakae beech snare drum

Silky Oak-Beech

SD1455BES / SD1465BES
SHELL 9ply 6.6mm
SIZE 14"×5.5" / 14"×6.5"
LUGS UL01C (UNION LUG)
STRAINER / BUTT STR01C / STB01C
SNARES SN1420-0636
HOOPS MIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H
Sakae silky oak beech snare drum

Bubinga

SD1450BV / SD1465BV / SD1360BV / SD1370BV
SHELL 10ply 10.0mm
SIZE 13"×6" / 13"×7" / 14"x5" / 14"x6.5"
LUGS UL01C (UNION LUG)
STRAINER / BUTT STR01C / STB01C
SNARES SN1420-0636
HOOPS MIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H MIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 13×8H RIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 13×8H
Sakae bubinga snare drum

Concert Snare (Traditional Maple)

CSD1460MA

It gives a light tone color and covers wide dynamic range. This maple concert snare can be adapted to any styles.

SIZE 14"×6"
LUGS UL01C (UNION LUG)
STRAINER / BUTT STR01C / STB01C
SNARES SN-1412-C536
SHELL Maple
COLOR Traditional Maple
HOOPS MIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H
Sakae maple concert snare drum

Concert Snare (Antique Bubinga)

CSD1460BV

This antique bubinga concert snare sounds very clear, and it is darker and more powerful than maple concert snare.

SIZE 14"×6"
LUGS UL01C (UNION LUG)
STRAINER / BUTT STR01C / STB01C
SNARES SN-1416-CS81
SHELL Bubinga
COLOR Antique Bubinga
HOOPS MIGHTY HALO 2.3mm 14×10H
Sakae bubinga concert snare drum

Finishes

Turquoise Champagne

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See-through Black

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Amber

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Natural

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Blood

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Rain Forest

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Tobacco Fade

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Amber Fade

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Forest Fade

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Burgundy Mist

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Candy Apple

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Lake Placid Blue

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Night Sky

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Sonic Blue

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Cheese Cake

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Valencia

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Surf Green

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Pink Champagne

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Gold Champagne

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Silver Sparkle

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River Deep Mountain High

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Raider

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Ocean

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Black n Blue

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Roulette

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Tequila

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Chartreuse

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Cotton Candy

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