Anyone play Heartwood Drums?


Silver Member
I've made my own drums for 20+ years and never looked back. Aside from making some solid wood stave snare drums I've always used plywood (Keller).

Of every material out there I must admit to being intrigued by Rich Ferdolage's Heartwood shells - shells cut concentrically from one tree.

Very expensive. I had him price me a set (9 shells). !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wondered if anyone here owns them or has played them.

Oops. Forgot the link if anyone's interested:
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Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Interesting, hadn't heard of either of these builders before, both shells look great!



Platinum Member
Nice stuff from both companies. I can see why the shells are expensive.