Yes, the shell is very dark in person. The first images come closest to to true color of the snare. The last two are overexposed. It is a dark rich deep brown with the figure visible enough to give the drum real character! None of us knew exactly how the drum was going to come out but, I can say we are all very impressed with the finished product.Absolutely gorgeous pictures, you have a knack to choose a setting which enhance the drum
I can see now that's the shell is much darker than the other thread.
Glad you view it as an heirloom. .... To follow up on that topic.Thank you for saying that. Yes, I agree this drum is a real heirloom.