Built/assembled a few snares over the past two months.
5x14 10 ply Keller Maple with Ice Blue Glass Glitter. 16 Chrome bowtie tom lugs with 7/8 offset. Dual 45 bearing edge. Pearl Forward Throw strainer and 16 strand German Metal Snare Wires, Internal Muffler. Waxed interiors. Aquarian Texture Coated one ply Batter head and Evans Hazy 300 Reso. I did my own bearing edges and snare beds. Sounds open, medium-bright, with good resonance and sustain. I used the lugs and offset them 7/8 style because it reminded me of those Sonor snares where they do the same thing with the lugs. This snare isn't as classy as a Sonor, but it sounds pretty darn good.
5.5x14 7 ply Mahogany snare. My girlfriend isn't a drummer, but I made this for her sort of like an art piece and it's one of her favorite presents from me. I call this finish "Satin Pink Sparkle Lacquer Decoupage." I Got just the shell on Ebay, it used to be a newer Premier Cabria. I just painted it, fixed pictures of me and the girlfriend using mod podge, Mod Podged over the whole thing, added some glitter, alot of polyurethane with wet sanding in-between. Turned out nice and smooth. Tung Oil Interior with Wax. Black Hardware and Chrome Cannon Throw and Butt. doesn't sound bad, but there are some overtones. Even though it's an art piece it is a fully functional snare. Did not do the edges or beds, just a finish/assemble.
6.5x14 Keller 6 Ply Maple with Gold Glass Glitter and Black Hardware. Minimal Contact lugs, Worldmax S3 Deluxe throw, 16 strand German Metal Snare Wires. Rounded dual 45 bearing edges, Internal Muffler and Custom Badge. Narrow and deep snare beds. Built this for a buddy of mine. I did the bearing edges and beds on this one. Evans G2 Coated on Top, Hazy 300 on bottom. Tung oil and wax on interior. Sounds very, very fat and low with quick snare decay but isn't choked at all. Nic asked me to build him a snare that he can use in church, he had some Pulse Steel shelled thing that rang and buzzed alot. No problems like that with this snare.
Hope you guys like 'em