Bought this item to add to my existing hand drums.
Constructed to high standard as you would expect from Remo, finish is very good.
Very nice aqua color where you can see the wood grain through the color.
Jingles are brass - which I prefer as you get a brighter but warmer sound compared to steel jingles. Jingles are larger compared to other jingles, I like this feature.
Performs well in playing: Doum, palm slap and Tak sounds all can be done relatively easily.
Head: is a kind of polymer. Remo still make drums with natural skin heads, but also polymer/synthetic - , not an issue as riq sounds fine with this kind of skin.
Weight a bit on the heavy side, but I'll get used to this with practice.
Price a little too much? Overall it isn't as this is a signature drum (Layne Redmond) with color/features a bit different from other riqs.
This riq should give a lot of fun and service over the years.