The Mahogany Sound with a Contemporary Edge



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Mahogany + Poplar + Birch 6ply
Wrapping / Lacquer

The Mahogany Sound with a Contemporary Edge

Canopus has recognized that Mahogany has a unique sound – heard in many vintage drums. We have taken this special wood and created a new contemporary sound. We have exercised our ingenuity in shell construction- using 6ply mahogany-poplar-birch with maple reinforcement, and edge-shaping to create a clear, crisp, well-rounded tone.

“The CANOPUS Mahogany series drums are in a class by themselves. These instruments really sing. The 18″ Kick drum sounds so huge you would believe it was a 22″ with your eyes closed. The Toms project very well with minimal effort and produce a warm and solid tone with every stroke. The master craftsmen at Canopus Drum company continue to deliver high quality instruments that are unequivocally consistent in both the audio and visual categories. Congrats on the Mahogany series!”

What is R&D Line?

The drums of Canopus R&D Line have been developed in order to satisfy particular sound concepts created in the course of our ongoing research, and as a result of our commitment to meeting the specific needs of our endorsers.
In our efforts to bring these “sound concepts” to life we use unique materials of outstanding quality. We strive to bring out the unique character of each material.
The result is a series of drums which, though not necessarily “all-round” or absolutely versatile, possess an amazing individuality.
While we regularly sell R&D line drums made to our suggested specifications, we are also able to accommodate customers’ special requests regarding bearing edge shape, hardware and colors.

No. Size (Depth x Diameter)
Mahogany Standard Kit BD:18″x14″
Mahogany Classic Kit BD:22″x15″
Tom Tom * Tom mount is included as a standard equipment.
MHT-0710 10″x7″
MHT-0812 12″x8″
MHT-0913 13″x9″
Floor Tom
MHF-1314 14″x13″
MHF-1516 16″x15″
Bass Drum * Tom holder with base or without base are optional.
(Tom holder, stands are available separately)
MHB-1418 18″x14″
MHB-1520 20″x15″
MHB-1522 22″x15″

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Frank Colonnato

I have been playing Canopus Drums for over a decade and they are some of the finest instruments being made.

Frank Colonnato, Long Island Drum Center Nyack

Paul Jonason
Paul Jonason

The Mahogany drums sound amazing with the band, the other musicians were surprised at the full sound coming out of this small drum set. The toms are tuned high but still sound full and rich. The 18" bass drum is tuned low and boomy, the snare is tuned high but still very responsive with a fat crack when you lay into it. Overall the drums have a very warm, woody sound. I feel I can get a jazz and rock sound out of this small kit by simply changing my touch.