Natal Tulipwood 13 x 6.5 Inlay Snare Drum, Satin Finish


Tulip Wood Shells

The Natal Tulipwood Inlay Snare Drum features high-quality tulipwood shells, commonly known as tulip poplar or yellow poplar. This tonewood delivers unique, dry and focused sounds which is well suited to a range of drumming styles and genres. Whether you are performing on-stage or in the studio, the Natal Café Racer Inlay Snare Drum provides the perfect amount of warmth and projection whilst offering a wide dynamic range capability.

Durable Chrome Hardware

The Tulipwood Inlay Snare Drum features solid chrome shell hardware, including high mass chrome-plated zinc lugs with Tru-Tune tension rods, offering reliable and consistent tuning throughout your performance or drumming sessions. With a hand-finished 45-degree bearing edge, the Natal Café Racer Inlay Snare Drum features a modest satin finish to complement any studio or stage space.

About Natal Drums

Natal was originally conceived in 1958 by distinguished British percussionist Alan Sharp who, unable to find the exact instruments he wanted to play, sourced their individual parts and assembled them himself. Alan's new Afro-Cuban bongos were of such high quality that orders began to flood in, from his protégés and contemporaries alike, eventually leading to the foundation of the Natal Percussion Company in 1965. Natal enjoyed huge success, especially with its revolutionary fiberglass congas, which found favour with the likes of Santana, T. Rex, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple and the Rolling Stones.

Continuing Alan’s legacy, the Natal design team have produced a stunning range of drums, snare drums and hardware. Every part and component is designed from the ground up. Natal is committed to producing drums and hardware of the highest standard of quality. As well as being British designed Natal drums and hardware are British quality controlled.


  • Tulip wood shells offer versatile tone and great resonance

  • Dry, focused tone, suitable for any genre and style

  • Ideal for the everyday gigging and travelling drummer

  • Chrome hardware and modest satin finish

  • Perfect addition to any Café Racer drum kit

  • Shell Construction: North American Tulip Wood Shell with Walnut Inlay Veneer

  • Bearing Edge: 45-Degree, Hand Finished

  • Lugs: Chrome Plated Zinc Sun Lugs, 10

  • Tension Rods: Tru-Tune Tension Rods

  • Finish: Satin Finish

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