Custom made drums and percussion


Hamilton Drums, or Holy Crap, We’re In Modern Drummer!

A while back, we made a couple drums for Andres Forero for the Broadway show, Hamilton, which you might say has turned out to be pretty successful.  We were very excited to find our name mentioned several times in this months’ issue of Modern Drummer Magazine!  If you’re just discovering us now, you’ll notice that we’re not great about keeping this site up to date, but check out our Facebook or our Instagram @calderwooddrums to see what we’re up to.IMG_0240

So, we’re not great about updating this site…

Hey folks,

As you can see, we’re not great about keeping up with this website, but we have lots of cool stuff in the works all the time!  Check us out on Facebook and Instagram, which we keep much more up-to-date!

Also, if anybody out there is a wordpress ninja, we’d be down to discuss trading a redesign of this site for some dope custom drums…  email us at


We’ve teamed up with Zildjian to bring you the “My Pit’s The Pits!” video contest!

We are SUPER excited to announce that we’ve been working with the awesome folks over at Zildjian all summer to create a killer contest for high school marching bands all across the US!

Is your pit the pits? Marching to the beat of a broken drum? We can help! Rally your percussion pals and create a video telling the world who you are and why you need new gear, and you could win an awesome prize package for your school marching band from Zildjian Company Calderwood Percussion Instruments, Vic Firth, Remo, Lonestar Percussion, Music and Arts Centers, Steve Weiss Music and Woodwind and Brasswind! Find out how at



Custom Boston Crusaders themed snare up for auction!

We just donated this custom snare drum to the Boston Crusaders to be part of their Spring Fling auction:

  • 6″x10″ 8-ply maple shell

  • Custom made fabric wrap inspired by the 2014 Boston Crusaders uniform

  • Custom white and red marine pearl inlaid commerative badge

  • Trick snare throw

  • Pure Sound snares

  • Evans heads

If you want it, act fast, because the auction closes June 13th!


The Roseland kit is here!

Presenting the second offering in our line of Boston club kits, The Roseland.  Named in honor of the Roseland State Ballroom that once stood on Mass Ave, this four piece kit is built with jazz and funk players in mind.


The 16″x18″ kick, 7″x10″ tom and 12″x14″ floor tom are all 8-ply maple with a high-gloss lacquer finish and classic double-ended beavertail lugs.  The toms feature 12-ply maple “hide-a-head” hoops.  The snare is 4″x14″ with a 6-ply curly maple/poplar/maple shell construction and is inspired by the classic Gretsch Max Roach signature snare.

This kit can be customized in any color you would like at no additional cost.  $2000+shipping for the 4-piece kit/$1600+shipping for the kick and toms without the snare.As always, further customizations are available upon request; just drop us a line for a price quote.


Rolling out a new line of drum sets!

We’re proud to announce the first in a new line of club kits we’ll be rolling out over the course of the next year! Named in honor of a well-loved Boston area club that unfortunately closed its doors a few years ago, The Abbey is a small kit with a big sound.

Our new Abbey 4-piece kit in "weathered ebony" satin finish.

Our new Abbey 4-piece kit in “weathered ebony” satin finish.

This all-maple kit features a 10-ply 5.5″x14″ snare with a Trick throw-off and Pure Sound snares, 8-ply 16″x20″ kick, 8-ply 8″x12″ tom, 8-ply 14″x14″ floor tom and “Radio King” lugs. The kit shown here is sporting our “weathered ebony” satin finish, but you can customize it with any color you want at no additional cost. $1300+shipping for the 4-piece kit/$1000+shipping for the kick and toms without the snare. As always, further customizations are available upon request; just drop us a line for a price quote.


New acrylic snare for Caleb Wheeler

Check out this new custom acrylic snare for Caleb Wheeler with some cool wrap inlays: