Redefining the original sound of oak with a new hybrid shell, the new Live Custom Hybrid Oak enhances the dynamic range by accentuating its attack and projection and incorporates the traditional Japanese uzukuri handcrafted shell finishing, creating a unique look that defines the expression of oak.
- 7-Ply Hybrid Oak Shell (Center Phenolic Ply)
- Traditional Japanese ‘uzukuri’ Finish
- Dark Chrome Hardware
- Absolute Single-Post Lug
- 2.3 mm Steel DynaHoops
Oak /Phenolic Sheet Hybrid Shell (Patent Pending)
The Live Custom Hybrid Oak shell concept is borrowed from our flagship PHX and Absolute Hybrid Maple kits, which feature a dense phenolic sheet sandwiched between two sheets of oak ply. Always a pioneer in the field of oak drums, Yamaha has enhanced the dynamic range of the new Live Custom by accentuating its attack and projection.
The traditional Japanese finishing technique known as uzukuri has been modified for use on drum shells. In this procedure, the soft areas in the wood grain are sanded and the entire shell is coated with a thin layer of black paint. The surface of the shell is sanded again before the final coating is applied in a process that emphasizes the natural beauty of the oak grain.
Dark Silver Hardware
Dark Silver hardware delivers a dominating image further enhanced by black shell interiors.
Shells feature exclusive Yamaha Absolute lugs. Their sophisticated design adds a touch of class.