A reissue of the classic, original Gon Bops drums, originally built in 1978.; Traditional hardware amd appointments, in black powdercoat. Shockingly light weight, full sound. The definition of classic, Cuban style.Gon Bops founder Mariano Bobadilla built only one line of drums special enough to bear his name- the Mariano Series. Today, Gon Bops is proud to offer a modern version of these legendary instruments.; Their vintage character has been painstakingly preserved using traditional counter hoops, authentic Latin American cowhide heads – and most importantly, Durian wood construction.Harvested from old, non-producing fruit trees that are immediately replanted, Durian wood is a sustainable resource.; Durian fruit tree wood was also determined to be the closest match to the performance qualities of Philippine Mahogany (Luan), originally used by Mariano for his signature line.