This 8"x14" drum features an 8-ply, 10mm African Mahogany shell. Mahogany is known for it's rich, lush sound that is extremely dark and warm. Many classic snares have been made from mahogany and Pearl continues to carry out this tradition. The 8" depth makes this snare perfect for heavier styles of music, or anything else where you'd need that warm, fat backbeat. This drum is also finished in a Satin Red Mahogany which gives it a classy, timeless look.