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    • Article Credits: DW Drums


    California Custom Drum Makers Debut Limited Edition Exotic Wood Drumsets & Snares Handcrafted from Highly Figured Australian Blackwood & Blackheart Sassafras


    (January 25th, 2018th, 2016– Oxnard, CA) Drum Workshop Inc. has announced the debut of their limited edition DW Collector’s Series® Pure Tasmanian Timber drumsets. Handcrafted in DW’s California Custom Shop located in Oxnard, CA, these exceptional drums feature a core of incredibly resonant Australian Blackwood with an outer layer of highly figured Blackheart Sassafras. Finished in a Quick Candy Black Burst to Natural Lacquer which is perfectly complemented by DW black nickel hardware, these distinctive drums are completed with a specialty “Limited Edition DW Pure Tasmanian Timber” badge.

    DW Drums’ Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good travelled over 8000 miles to the island state of Tasmania off the coast of Australia to source the distinctive tone woods used to craft these uncompromising drums. Each DW Collector’s Series® Pure Tasmanian Timber 6-piece drumset is available in preconfigured sizes which include 18x22” bass drum, 8x10”, 9x12”and 12x14” toms, and 6.5x14”snare drum.  Each drumset is individually signed and numbered. Only 200 drumsets and 200 à la carte snares will ever be produced.


     “When Australian Black Sassafras trees are damaged by winds or storms, interior parts of the tree are sometimes exposed to rainwater and the trees can become infected with a staining fungus,” said Good. “I know fungus doesn’t sound like a good thing, except in these trees, the fungus turns the normally gray-to-golden-brown heartwood into vibrant streaks dark browns and blacks which is where it gets its name, ‘Blackheart Sassafras.’”


     In addition, each instrument is complemented by DW Custom Shop black nickel hardware and a host of drummer-friendly, professional features including True-Hoops™, True-Pitch 50™ Tuning, S.T.M (Suspension Tom Mounts), M.A.G. Throw-Off System with 3P (3-position butt plate), DW drumheads by Remo USA and more.

    Founded by drum educator Don Lombardi in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. (DW) is a premier, American musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW and PDP banners. Employing over 250 people companywide, DW is headquartered in Oxnard, California and operates domestic manufacturing facilities in Oxnard, California, New Hartford, Connecticut, and Ridgeland, South Carolina. International operations include a joint partnership in a manufacturing facility near Tianjin, China and DW also maintains worldwide distribution for all of its brands.  In 2014, Drum Workshop expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands such as Gretsch Drums®, Latin Percussion®, Toca Percussion®, KAT® Percussion, Gibraltar® Hardware and Ovation Guitars®. Drum Workshop’s extensive product lines are endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Taylor Hawkins, Chad Smith, Phil Collins, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mick Fleetwood, Don Henley and Dave Grohl among others. Named among the world’s “Top 25 Highest-Grossing Musical Instrument Brands,” by MMR magazine, Drum Workshop is still owned and operated by the Lombardi family and maintains top-of-mind global brand recognition as America’s premier producer of quality and innovative musical instruments and accessories.  For 45 years, DW has remained “The Drummer’s Choice.”

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    Elizabeth Lang
    Drum Workshop Inc.



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    That is a nice looking set.  I almost prefer the more natural inside to the finish on the outside.  Put a high gloss clear on that and call it good.

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    35 minutes ago, SpeedNinja said:

    That is a nice looking set.  I almost prefer the more natural inside to the finish on the outside.  Put a high gloss clear on that and call it good.

    It is really nice looking imo. That's a beautiful wood.

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