Canopus Custom Snare Drum Alphonse Mouzon Signature Prototype Owned by Alphonse Mouzon

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Alphonse Mouzon was a jazz fusion drumming legend. He was an influence to many famed musicians such as Questlove of The Roots, and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. In addition to touring and making about 20 albums as a solo artist, Alphonse was a founding member of Weather Report, and he recorded and toured with an extensive list of some of the biggest names in music. Alphonse passed on an impressive collection of vintage instruments and gear to his family, and they have decided to sell much of it through Astound Sound.

This is actually the snare that Alphonse had Canopus custom build for him that became his signature model. You can see him playing this very snare in a video he made promoting the signature snare on youtube and Canopus' website. It has light wear and tear. I have just replaced the head with an unplayed Evans G plus coated head, but it is kind of older so the coating is a bit sticky..