My Tama Starclassic Walnut Select

death2fire

Senior Member
Hi, today I got a new kit. Tama Starclassic Walnut Select, limited edition, very rare, allegedly 12 pieces worldwide. Custom built in Japan.
The deep-brown, satin-finish walnut shells have such a rich quality, which is elevated—in killer fashion—by the black-nickel hardware. The drumset is exotic, enigmatic, and elegant. Starclassic Select walnut shells are 6-ply and 5 mm for the snare and toms, while the kick is 7-ply and 6 mm.
Dimensions are: 10x8, 12x9, 16x14, 22x18. If still possible to order or buy used I am interested in 8'' tom tom, 14'' floor tom and 14'' snare drum.











 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Really sweet look with the satin finish and dark nickel hardware. And your bass drum artwork really looks great with it, too. Nice!

Get a 14” floor tom if possible. You won’t regret it.
 

RickP

Gold Member
I doubt there are only 12 Worldwide as I know of two people in the Greater TORONTO area that own these kits
 

death2fire

Senior Member
I doubt there are only 12 Worldwide as I know of two people in the Greater TORONTO area that own these kits
Don't know, that's the information i got. But for sure very rare. I have also Starclassic Select Bubinga, marbled red metallic finish, 12 pieces only in Europe. In that finish wasnt even available in USA.
 
Don't know, that's the information i got. But for sure very rare. I have also Starclassic Select Bubinga, marbled red metallic finish, 12 pieces only in Europe. In that finish wasnt even available in USA.
Nice looking kit , congrats 👌🏻

😳Ooooohhh , pics of those bubinga’s please 👍🏻

Tama head looks good 👍🏻. The one in your first pics looked great and went well with the kit . Was it not yours ?
 
^^^^^ BEAUTIFUL ^^^^^😳 👏🏻👍🏻 Love that finish !

I sorta see my molten brown burst tama bb in it kinda, but in red 👌🏻
 
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The usual buzzkill post. smh
quick google search led me to these:


the guy also mentions them being one of 12. the list price when they came out was $4,600+. dang!

edit: turns out that poster is also on this forum as well: https://www.drummerworld.com/forums/index.php?threads/tamas-starclassic-walnut-kit.86229/page-3
 
I doubt there are only 12 Worldwide as I know of two people in the Greater TORONTO area that own these kits
If your not sure , what your really saying is there’s 9 more floating around out there Somewhere 😉

The usual buzzkill post. smh
Yeah really lol ! .... I was thinking ..... nice looking kit and cool it’s one of only a few around . Then someone peed in the punch bowl ☹....😂
 
quick google search led me to these:


the guy also mentions them being one of 12. the list price when they came out was $4,600+. dang!

edit: turns out that poster is also on this forum as well: https://www.drummerworld.com/forums/index.php?threads/tamas-starclassic-walnut-kit.86229/page-3
I was just about to say .... with that one , the op”s, the two people Rick p knows , and the one I see listed on Sweetwater that leaves 7 left to find . We’re back at 8 now lol !

Anyone else got one or knows of someone who does . Let’s solve this mystery lol 😉😂
 
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I was just about to say .... with that one , the op”s, the two people Rick p knows , and the one I see listed on Sweetwater that leaves 7 left to find . We’re back at 8 now lol !

Anyone else got one or knows of someone who does . Let’s solve this mystery lol 😉😂

Ooooops , the one on Sweetwater isn’t the select , so we’re back to 9 left to find
 
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RickP

Gold Member
The usual buzzkill post. smh

Now that being said , I was questioning the veracity of only twelve of these kits built because it would make it unlikely that two kits would be sent to one country with such a limited amount available . I could see multiple kits sent to the USA but to Canada ? I could be wrong and for the OP I hope that I am .

Now regardless if there were only twelve kits made or 100 kits made - these are very cool drums and walnut is such a beautiful tone wood that seems to be becoming more and more popular yearly . I personally am a huge fan of walnut .
 
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Gam_e_oveR

New member
I was just about to say .... with that one , the op”s, the two people Rick p knows , and the one I see listed on Sweetwater that leaves 7 left to find . We’re back at 8 now lol ! Anyone else got one or knows of someone who does . Let’s solve this mystery lol 😉😂
Proud owner of one of the (allegedly) 12 Walnut Select kits here, too. Count me up 😂!

I love this kit, I believe I have the only one located in Argentina. There may be 2 matching snares in the country though, I imported mine separately as the guy I bought it from had sold it separately (gasp!).

Those bubingas look astonishing OP, you're one lucky guy 🤩

Let's try to locate them all!

Pics are from a care/beauty session when I was back home (I was feeling nostalgic and found this thread! 🤭):

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