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In our current music scene, one of today’s most popular buzzwords seems to be “vintage.” Everyone seems to wants to capture the nostalgic tones and sounds of the mid-20th century. For drummers, finding a used set of drums that stood the test of time can be a challenge. DW Classics offers a solution that may be even better than the real thing. With a specially-configured Poplar-Mahogany shell with 6-ply Maple reinforcement hoops and a newly-designed “butter” bearing edge, DW Classics provide players with a true vintage sound in a modern custom-drum package. Offered in any Collector’s Series FinishPly and customizable with factory-installed options such as retro bass drum T-rods, 7771 bass drum-mounted cymbal arm and 770 rail mount, DW Classics give players a true authentic American drum sound.
Click here to see a Diagram of the Classics Shell Construction

Cool Tempered Shells

Once a shell has been baked under pressure, we take it right out of the oven and place it in a pressurized cooler to ensure that the glue instantly crystalizes and the shell hardens to a perfect cylinder. The proof is in the tuning!


Poplar and Mahogany Shells
Classic "Vintage" Sound


Classics Series Size Chart


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