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Stave Shell Drums

Built to your specifications or prototypes.
Exotics and collector's pieces.

Stave Shell Drums are unique for several reasons. They can be more articulate, sensitive and responsive. This advantage, however comes at a cost. Stave Shell Drums although built with maple reinforcement rings and extremely durable, must be treated like a hollow body guitar, violin or cello. They like being transported in a padded case. Never expose them to temperature and/or moisture extremes. The wood staves all expand and contract at slightly different rates, and micro fractures between the staves may occur. They cannot be left in your hot vehicle in the middle of summer, or the dead of winter. Respect your instrument!

Stave shell availability.
Toms 10”, 12”, 13”, and 14”
Snares 12”, 13” and 14”
Floor Tom 13”, 14" and 15”
Kick 18” and 20”

All custom ordered Stave Drums ($499 and up) come with a Hayward (matching or maple) case at no extra charge.
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Craftsman Drums Series

KWS - Adirondack - Steampunk - Craftsman

Choice of Wood

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

Hardware

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

Finishes

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

Colors

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

Inlays

Handmade in our shop, inquire about pricing and availability.

Ply Snares Shells “Workhorse”

Hand-layered with our exclusive molding process.

Stave Shell Drums are unique for several reasons. They can be more articulate, sensitive and responsive. This advantage, however comes at a cost. Stave Shell Drums although built with maple reinforcement rings and extremely durable, must be treated like a hollow body guitar, violin or cello. They like being transported in a padded case. Never expose them to temperature and/or moisture extremes. The wood staves all expand and contract at slightly different rates, and micro fractures between the staves may occur. They cannot be left in your hot vehicle in the middle of summer, or the dead of winter. Respect your instrument!

Available now! 12”, 13”, 14” shells
In 4” to 7” depth

Choice of Wood

Bamboo, Hard Maple, Cherry, - For Now.
More shell materials will be added, as they become available.

Hardware

Triple Flange Hoops
Chrome Lugs
P-85 type throw
German type snare wires – 20 or 25

Outer Veneer

4 ply, with or without exotic outer ply:
Karelian Birch
Bamboo (stranded)
Bird's Eye Maple
Figured Oak
Figured Cherry
Tamo Ash
Mappa Burl

Colors

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