Sweet. I've been admiring Slingerland shells for a while now.Slingerland 3ply shells are very well made. Better than Ludwig. Ludwig cut a piece of plywood to size and put a scarf joint on it and then bent it to shape. Slingerland put the individual plies into the mold. Their scarf jont is sort of weaved so you don't end up with a hump at the joint like Ludwigs are prone to having.