Concentrating on using the drum building techniques and finishes of yesteryear we aim to produce drums that sound classic and last a life time.

Tiki Custom Drums


All our drums are made using the finest quality woods and veneers. We can build your dream drum in many different materials including; American maple, same species bubinga or our ever popular blend of mahogany and poplar mix, amongst many many others.

"Each drum is flawlessly finished and sounds as good as it looks."
- DRUMMER Magazine.

Tiki Custom Drums


We can offer many finishes for our snares and kits including; hand applied exotic veneers, a large range of coloured, pearls, glitter and glass glitter wraps, stains and lacquered finishes.

"Tiki Drums are made with a care and attention to detail that you can't get with mass produced drums. I really like the natural finish with the marquetry hoops and the fact that there are no plastic parts on this kit. They have the look and feel of something that is hand crafted. The Mahogany shells have a lovely rounded attack and plenty of meat which gels really well with the rest of the band. It’s the best drum kit I’ve played and for once my sound engineer agrees with me."
- Woody - British Sea Power

Tiki Custom Drums

Badges and hardware

All TIKI drums are supplied with either radio king style lugs or tube lugs and a choice of bass drum spurs and snare strainers. Every TIKI drum is finished off with a brass TIKI badge which is machined and pressed in Sussex.

"Tiki drums have built the perfect snare I have been looking for. It sounds beautiful, looks beautiful and is definitely a drum for life"
- Mark Earl

Tiki Custom Drums

Bearing edges.

We can finish our drums in either a 45° or 30° angle or for that vintage tone a rounded over baseball bat edge.

Tiki Custom Drums

Exotic veneers and marquetry

TIKI drums specialise in hand veneered exotic woods and marquetry, which is applied using very traditional methods. This a very beautiful technique and is one that will surely make your kit or snare stand out.

"The most blindingly obvious point to note is how stunning this kit looks. The dark mahogany shells are punctuated perfectly by the lighter diamond-pattern inlay running around the centre of each drum."
- DRUMMER Magazine.

To get a quote on your very own TIKI kit or snare call us on 01273 725048

A drum for life

Since the launch of Tiki Drums in 2008 Tiki Drums has been dedicated to supplying the UK and European drum builder.

Tiki Drums is now building their own high end Custom Snare drums and Drum kits.

We have enjoyed great feedback from our customers and we aim to continue to deliver excellent customer service.

- Preston Prince