Well that's everything I read online about them, junk Asian mohog luan shells. Welll,I needed some toms to go with a CX maple bassdrum for a practice kit and come across 4 - Yammy5000 shells that color matched my bass and we're all but free price wise. I've owned cheap mahogany shells and they looked nothing like these 5000 shells and most of all these 5000 shells with new G2 heads sound as good or better as any mid-priced semi pro set I've owned or played. Are all Japan made 5000s Asian mohogany? These look like oak or birch or actually beech looking grain and are really well made. Nice plies and angled joint. Sure don't look or sound like any cheap luan drums I've seen. Did I get lucky here or does anyone else own a set of 5000s and really like them?