Tiki custom drums
Concentrating on using the drum building techniques and finishes of yesteryear we aim to produce drums that sound classic and last a life time.
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.
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
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
We can finish our drums in either a 45° or 30° angle or for that vintage tone a rounded over baseball bat edge.
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.
Get your quote now!
To get a quote on your very own TIKI kit or snare click here or call us on 01273 725048