Hi This is a drumshell question I hope someone here can answer. I have an old Gretsch snare drum I bought recently & the seller advertised it - he was guessing - as having an oak shell. It does seem to have that porous-like oak appearance. I have an old Gretsch drum catalog page that advertises the single head tension snare drum as having a Birdseye Maple shell with Rosewood hoops - see item #4 attached photo. The drum is newer than mine (the newer lugs). The second photo here is a closeup of my drum shell. I took the photo in my front yard yesterday..........a Horticulture Moment ....this little guy is trying to Bee a drummer. My question: Does Birdseye Maple have a porous look to it similar to Oak?