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Reissued Santa Monica shells celebrate DW drum making history

Reissued Santa Monica shells celebrate DW drum making history


Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) has announced the reissue of the original Collector’s Series all-maple shell configuration.  Named after the famed California beach town where Drum Workshop was founded, the shells offer yet another versatile sonic option for drummers and pay tribute to DW’s near 50 year drum-making legacy.

Hand-crafted from select plies North American Hard Rock maple at the California Custom Shop,  the 6-ply shells utilize slightly thicker 1/32” veneers,  and are fitted with 6-ply reinforcement hoops offering a resonant, yet focused tonality.

Drum Designer and Executive Vice President, John Good comments, “Our earliest artists still talk about these drums.  Now we can offer them to a new generation. Feels strange to attach the work “vintage” to what we do, but it’s true!  Santa Monica shells work for just about any playing situation, it’s a Swiss army knife of a shell”.

Available in any Custom Shop finish and drum hardware color option.

To find out more about the Santa Monica shell visit or

Founded in 1972, Drum Workshop, Inc. is a family-owned and operated musical instrument company best known for designing and manufacturing award-winning drums, pedals, hardware and accessories under the DW® and PDP® banners. In 2014, the company expanded to include other iconic American instrument brands including Gretsch® Drums, Latin Percussion®, and Ovation® Guitars. DW’s wide range of products is endorsed by many of the world’s top artists including: Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Chad Smith, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora, Mick Fleetwood, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl among others. Drum Workshop, Inc. is headquartered in Oxnard, California. For more information visit  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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