Originally Posted by Basswood
Congrats, beautiful kit! How much did you pay for the shells?
I think I paid around $1800US for the ayotte shells. And around $800 for the snare drum. I'm trying to collect snares now.
Ayotte a aren't as sought after as they used to be because every Tom, Dick and Harry drum company offer wood hoops now and to be fair there are some beautiful drums out there. For me, I always wanted an Ayotte because I loved how they looked and sounded back in the day, and that left an impression so when one came up in my sizes at a reasonable price, I found it hard to turn down.
I'm planning on getting another kit next year, might go for a Yamaha club custom or a recording custom. I'm going to be in Japan, so I can get one for a decent price.