Mapex USA has just released the 2008 Limited Edition Orion Chocolate Burl drum set which will be sold in extremely limited quantities in North America. What sets this all maple drum set apart is its exquisite exterior burl veneer. Handmade in Italy, the remarkably figured exterior ply is formed together with six North American maple plies for an ultra-thin (6.1mm), ultra-resonant shell that's built to be enjoyed for generations.
The limited edition is only available in six-piece component packs, including a 22x18 bass drum, 10x8 and 12x9 tom toms, 14x14 and 16x16 floor toms and a matching 14x5.5 snare drum, all featuring all-maple Orion shell construction and luxurious black chrome hardware and a classic, white coated front bass drum head.
The 2008 Limited Edition Orion Chocolate Burl (TM628SBPHNL) carries an MSRP of $5,799.99 and will only be sold by authorized destination Mapex dealers.