After years of research, Riccardo Lodi's Pure Passion Shells are born.

Entirely handmade in Italy, they are built with stave system (6mm thick with solid reinforcement hoops 12mm in thick).

Shells are available in 10", 12", 13", 14" and 6,5" deep.

This fine luthery product peculiarity is the emphasis of the natural wood note (available in different essences), with a metal shell sensibility.
Only selected and 9 years aged woods are used.
Shells are both internally and externally turned and smoothen, and have a 45° bearing edge; snare bed isn't present but available on request.

Also available on request:
- Different diameters
- Different depths
- Different finish
- Different Bearing Edges
- Different Snare Beds
- Different Essences not included in catalogue (please ask for availability)

Origin:  Central America
Grain:  Various
Specific Gravity:  930 kg/m3
Color:  Purple
Porosity:  Low

 


 

Origin:  Central Africa
Grain:  Straight
Specific Gravity:  880 kg/m3
Color:  Brown W/Stripes
Porosity:  Really High

 


 

Origin:  Europe & Middle East
Grain:  Straight
Specific Gravity:  410 kg/m3
Color:  Light White & Brown
Porosity:  Medium

 


 

Origin:  Northern America
Grain:  Straight or Wavy
Specific Gravity:  500 kg/m3
Color:  Cream White with Silvery Vein
Porosity:  High

 


 

Origin:  Western & Central Africa
Grain:  Slightly wavy
Specific Gravity:  700 kg/m3
Color:  Red
Porosity:  High

 


 

Origin:  Central Africa
Grain:  Straight or wavy
Specific Gravity:  820 kg/m3
Color:  Light Brown & Yellow with Dark Vein
Porosity:  Medium

 


 

Origin:  Northern America / Europe
Grain:  Straight
Specific Gravity:  630 kg/m3
Color:  Beige & Grey
Porosity:  Medium

 


 

Origin:  Europe
Grain:  Curved
Specific Gravity:  640 kg/m3
Color:  From Grey to Brown
Porosity:  Medium

 


 

Origin:  Africa
Grain:  Straight
Specific Gravity:  560 kg/m3
Color:  Mahogany Red
Porosity:  High

 


 

Origin:  Northern America
Grain:  Straight
Specific Gravity:  580 kg/m3
Color:  Brown
Porosity:  Low

 


 

Origin:  Western Africa
Grain:  Helical
Specific Gravity:  880 kg/m3
Color:  Red / Brown
Porosity:  Low

 


 

Origin:  Western Africa
Grain:  Woven
Specific Gravity:  380 kg/m3
Color:  Light Honey
Porosity:  High