The American Classic® 5A has long been one of the world’s most popular drumstick models. The American Classic® line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs, the Classics are turned from select hickory — a dense wood with little flex for a more pronounced sound. Hickory is also capable of withstanding a great deal of shock, making it highly durable. The tips are deeply back-cut for intensified cymbal response. Medium taper, Length: 16" & Diameter: .565". Tear drop nylon tip. A nylon tip brings extra brightness and durability to the most popular stick in the world.