damn, off-the-chart beautiful. this whole thread makes me wonder if there are furniture guys out there thinking drummers are NUTS to be wailing on these pieces of art.Totally natural finished ebony stave, kindly made for me by Dean @ Guru Drumworks. It really is a monster rimshot backbeat machine, & the ebony grain is just beautiful in the flesh. Why would you ever stain something like this! Anyhow, I've never heard of a drum made in ebony, & it probably rivals DMC's ironwood for weight too, lol!