At the heart of this very special limited edition snare drum is a spectacular shell made from 3000 year-old bog oak. The bog oak, carbon dated to approximately 1000BC, has been crafted into a 6mm thick 10-ply shell using our unique cold moulding process in our UK factory. We’ve then added a further 2-plys in bog oak reinforcement rings and round-over bearing edges to further unleash the naturally warm and dark sound of this incredible wood.

The Duke features 10-lugs, single-flange chrome plated hoops, mini butterfly claws, 24ct gold-plated slotted tension rods and is our first snare to feature our smooth-action Palladium MKII snare strainer.

The Duke snare drum - the past, present and future of snare drums.

14” x 5.5” • Remo USA heads • Single flange 4.5mm rolled steel hoops • 3000 year old Bog Oak shell


Palladium lugs • Vintage style mini claws • 24 carat gold tension rods • Palladium MkII strainer • Brass snare wires




Every British Drum Co. Duke snare drum is fitted with our stunning Palladium hardware.

Click here to find out more about how British Drum Co. drums look amazing with Palladium.


Cold-press moulding, utilised in The Duke snare drum, is the key to the British Drum Co. signature sound. Click here to discover the unique way that British Drum Co. builds our amazing drum shells.