DW Launch the Alex Gonzalez DW ICON™ Snare
OXNARD, CA (March 23rd, 2023) – Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW) is proud to present the Alex Gonzalez DW ICON™ Snare; a tribute to the legendary drummer of Latin pop icons Maná.
Alex Gonzalez and his band, Maná, are one of the biggest pop/rock bands in the world. They have sold more than 40 million records winning four Grammys and nine Latin Grammys. Gonzalez’ wide ranging grooves, complex flourishes, and awesome chops have been the driving force of the band from day one.
The DW ICON™ snare drums, created by DW drum designer John Good, pay tribute to some of the most iconic drummers in the history of rock. Each snare is sized and configured to reflect the snare the artist plays and features a dramatic inlaid design made from exotic wood veneers.
The 6.5 x 14” Alex Gonzalez DW ICON™ Snare has been constructed using an 11-ply HVLT™ North American Hard Rock Maple shell with a Birdseye Maple outer veneer that is dyed gray. It is fitted with premium black nickel DW hardware featuring a MAG Throw-off™, five-position (5P) butt plate, True-Hoops®, True-Pitch® tuning, DW heads™ by Remo®, and more.
The outer shell is decorated with vivid wood inlays using dyed Pearwood, Koto, and Tulipwoods. The designs represent the Maná logo, Gonzalez’ iconic rose logo and his portrait.
Only 250 of this remarkable limited edition snare will be made by DW. Each will come with a deluxe DW carrying case and a signed certificate of authenticity from John Good. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each snare will be donated to the charity nominated by Gonzalez, narizroja.org/, who are helping to support cancer patients.
‘Creating a drum for Alex Gonzalez has always been high on our list,’ said DW drum designer John Good. ‘To be able to celebrate our long-standing valued relationship with Alex in this way is an incredible honor.’
‘I am very happy and excited that my icon snare drum will be able to help others that are in need, that’s why my charity of choice is Nariz Roja A.C. that helps and supports low-income children with Cancer in Mexico. Thank you DW and thank you to those who have purchased my ICON Snare for your support and help! Big Hug!’ commented Alex Gonzalez.