SOLID by Johnny Craviotto solid maple shell 14" x 4", steam bent shell, made in USA
Mint condition for this extremely rare snare drum
Printed number iside the shell: # 890326 from 1989
Original Johnny Craviotto “Solid” brand 14x4” Single Ply steam-bent Maple snare with re-rings made in 1989. Handmade by Craviotto in the USA, before Mr Craviotto joined forces with DW Drums
Mint condition for this goergeous sounding snare drum!
New Remo heads, Renaissance batter and Ambassador Hazy snare side
"...with the help of the master boat builder and much trial-and-error, Johnny began making his own one-ply drum shells. By 1984-85, Johnny had started to perfect his technique. Word of his drums spread until it caught the attention of Billy Gibson (Huey Lewis & The News). Billy asked Johnny to join forces with him to form a drum company, the Select (later changed to “Solid”) Drum Company"
"While this endeavor with the Solid Drum Company only lasted a few years, Johnny’s passion for making drums was not to be easily dismissed. Johnny then focused his attention on perfecting his steam-bending technique. He was not content making only average shells; he wanted to be one of the best. In 1993, at the suggestion of Jim Keltner, he approached Don Lombardi of Drum Workshop, a.k.a. D.W., with some of his shells. This resulted in a long partnership with D.W. …"