Rich that's beautiful. Thanks for posting the pic. As soon as I read the description in a previous post I knew I wanted to see it.
I love birdseye for snares. I think the hoops should be chrome though. I like seeing a TF hoop as opposed to DC as well.
I have a Carolina steambent birdseye maple. 14 x about 6 now after I redid the edges twice. It's probably the most "alive" snare drum I have. Major afterglow after the strike.
I've always been intrigued by those Carolina Drum Works snares. They look beautiful!