List of boutique builders

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Inspired by the future vintage thread.

It would be helpful to have a master list of boutique builders (who are still building) as a reference, since those numbers are growing.

I'll start with:

1. Carolina Drumworks

2. Unix
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Top of my head, not all may be current:

Dunnett
SJC
TJS
Pork Pie (although Bill D doesn't consider them boutique anymore...)
Medicine Man
GMS
Truth
Fever
Spaun
Shine
Montinieri
Mayer Bros.
Hillbilly Kustom
Ford
Allegra
C&C
Phattie
Dynamicx
Jerry Garcia
Ayotte

No longer current:

Impact
Corder / Darwin (and I believe All American was another ex-Fibes version)
 

drumnut87

Well-known member
UK based:

AD
highwood
jalapeno
liberty
cambridge
british drum co
green drum co
animal
repercussion
noonan
VK
DE Broize
jobeky


defunct/ceased:
Guru
north custom drums
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Inspired by the future vintage thread.

It would be helpful to have a master list of boutique builders (who are still building) as a reference, since those numbers are growing.
You are hereby nominated to alphabetize the list after it appears to be complete, and annotate with appropriate info (web presence, founder's name, current or defunct, etc) if you like. I will lobby for that to be a sticky post in the right section. :)

Bermuda
 

SYMBOLIC DEATH

Senior Member
To help Larry with his future project:

Shine is no more. They were in my neck of the woods, and closed down years ago.
I thought Spaun was gone too.

😁
 

toddbishop

Platinum Member
Definitely Eames. Also Garcia in Seattle, Allegra in Portland. What's the status of Ayotte these days?

Most missed: Modern Drum Shop

And for cymbals, Cymbal & Gong of course. They qualify.

For sticks, LA Backbeats, Bopworks.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Definitely Eames. Also Garcia in Seattle, Allegra in Portland. What's the status of Ayotte these days?

Most missed: Modern Drum Shop

And for cymbals, Cymbal & Gong of course. They qualify.

For sticks, LA Backbeats, Bopworks.
Yea boutique cymbal makers too. Good addition Todd. Hardware, cowbells, drumsticks, it's all fair dinkum. It's all about the boutique
 
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