Just as music drives the technology, technology also drives music into new territory. New manufacturing processes and new materials have pushed musical horizons to previously unimaginable new world. While its visual beauty has made bubinga a popular choice for home furniture, in recent years piano and guitar manufacturers have turned to bubinga as other, better-known hardwoods have become less abundant. Nevertheless,its extreme hardness makes it difficult to bend. With its figured grain and rich color,bubinga was originally used exclusively as aveneer to dress up the shells for cosmetic purposes,but its superior acoustic properties-warm, punchy lows, bright, focused highs, and covering the full audio spectrum with great clarity-make it a great tone wood. Advances in machining and tooling have made working with the hard, dense wood, also known as African rosewood, a more practical matter. Peace is one of the few manufacturers that have the capability and the expertise to from drums made of this exotic hardwood. Peace's Kahuna series, named for the title of the high priest of pre-colonigl Hawaiian culture, are 9-ply, 100% bubinga shells construction. The Kahuna series sets feature tube lugs, die-cast claws, rimsmount toms, and come with Remo pinstripe heads, making the series a top choice for professionals and tone meisters worldwide. Stands and addittional hardware are available separately, and custom sizes are available by special order.