Custom Drums

Hayward Drum Company builds fine, handcrafted, Stave Shell Drums. Built to your specifications or prototypes. Exotics and collector’s pieces. Patterns and materials vary as each cut of wood is selected and constructed to create your perfect dream drum. Hayward drums not only look attractive and are appealing to the eye, they sound great as well. Our award winning drum designs and creative, solid craftsmanship will give you a drum you can enjoy playing and be proud to display as a work of musical art. On stage, in the studio or where ever your talent takes you, you can be confident your Hayward Drum Company drums will meet the task and beyond.

Please explore some of the build options below. If you can imagine it, we can build it. Dream on and let us build some drums for you.


KWS – Adirondack – Steampunk – Craftsman

Choice of Woods

Alder – Ash – African Mahogany – Figured Maple – Mahogany (true) – Birch – Purpleheart – Walnut – Wenge-Bubinga – Leopardwood


  • Lugs – Tube Lugs (chrome, brass, black, and gold)
  • Throw off – DW Mag or Slingerland Repro 3 pt.
  • Hoops – Stick Saver
  • Wires – German type snare wires, 20 or 25


  • All Hayward shells are available in three finishes:
  • Rubbed Danish Oil
  • Satin Lacquer
  • High Gloss Urethane 2K


  • Custom Colors and Affects
  • Dye stains
  • Antiqued and Distressed
  • Solid Colors
  • Pearls
  • Metal Flake


Handmade in our shop, inquire about pricing and availability.

Hayward Drum Co.

Hand made drums that you will play, enjoy and cherish for a lifetime.

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