Sakae Drums is revisiting a legendary drum sound with the introduction of the Trilogy series. "Our approach was to utilize the three-ply shell in a way that would have a distinctive Sakae sound, but still pay homage to that vintage sound so loved after all these years," states Eizo Nakata, president of Sakae Drums.

Sakae’s proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells are at the heart of Trilogy’s vintage sound. 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings at the top and bottom of the shell help to dry the sustain and keep the ultra-thin shell in round.

The hardware is from Sakae's PAC-D and Road Anew series. It is lightweight and helps allow the thin shell to resonate as much as possible. Also, the Trilogy series is extremely lightweight, making the perfect kit for the classic Jazz tones of the 50's. Sakae's distinctive attack, when utilized with thicker drumheads, creates the punchy, dry tones of early R&B and 70's Rock.

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Trilogy Vintage Snare Drum

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

Available Shell Sizes

Kick Drums

Diameter Depth Model
24" 16" TRK2416
14" TRK2414
22" 16" TRK2216
14" TRK2214
20" 16" TRK2016
14" TRK2014
18" 14" TRK1814


Diameter Depth Model
13" 10" TRT1310
9" TRT1309
12" 9" TRT1209
8" TRT1208
10" 8" TRT1008
7" TRT1007

Floor Toms

Diameter Depth Model
18" 16" TRF1816
16" 16" TRF1616
14" 14 TRF1414

Snare Drums

Diameter Depth Model
14" 6.5" SD1465TR
5.5" SD1455TR

Extra Hardware

Tom Clamp Short CL-10S
Adapter AD-10


Psychedelic Red


Mod Orange


Citrus Mod


Black Oyster Pearl


Vintage Club Oyster


Sky Blue Pearl


Mint Oyster Pearl


Champagne Sparkle


Gold Sparkle


Green Sparkle


Pink Oyster Pearl