DW is The Original American Custom Drum Company.
The California Custom Shop is like no other custom drum workshop on Earth. Starting with only select, responsibly harvested woods, a variety of shells configurations are crafted to order. Choose from "Pure" wood shells such as North American Hard Rock Maple, Rotary-Cut Cherry, Heartwood Birch, Red Oak, or Hybrid Shell Collector's Series® options such as Maple & Mahogany and Cherry & Mahogany. Hybrid Poplar & Maple (DW Classics), Maple & Gumwood (DW Jazz Series) and Bamboo & Birch (Eco-X Project) are also available.
Add to that, a wide array of Grain Orientation possibilities that deliver a wider overall tonal range, enhanced low-end punch, and an unmatched selection of custom diameters and depths, to design the ultimate sonically-customized dream kit.
Warmth and dynamic range characterize this unique wood blend that can best be utilized for genres of music that emphasize "woodsy", organic drum sounds. With an inner and outer ply of mahogany, these hybrids are sensitive and slightly less resonant.