Single ply maple shell and maple reinforcing rings, honey maple finish, all brass N&C proprietary hardware. One of the first modern Noble & Cooleys. Notice the hex lug in the middle. This was moved to the lower "acoustical node" position soon after this model. I believe that this model with the hex lug in the middle is superior in tone since the middle of the shell is the node of the fundamental pitch just as the center of a drum head is the most prominent node. From the George Lawrence collection.