C&C Drum Co. is a small, independent company offering American-made, handcrafted drums. Based in Gladstone, Missouri, we are comprised of musicians and craftsmen who share a common bond: the love of music. This bond connects us to our drums and the people who play them. We’ve never tried to be the flavor of the moment or cater to the latest whim. Our goal has always been to build something of lasting value. We are dedicated to making the best drums we possibly can—drums that will outlive us to become a legacy.
The bands Iron & Wine (Joe Adamik) and Calexico (John Convertino) are in the midst of a joint US and European tour to promote their album, Years to Burn.
Cold War Kids (Joe Plummer) on tour to promote the Nov release of New Age Norms
Metronomy (Anna Prior) begins a European tour to feature new album, Metronomy Forever
Everything starts with our drum shells. Made from the highest quality veneer, each ply is put through a rigorous quality inspection before being glued and bent into our molds. Being able to produce our own drum shells has given us the opportunity to create the exact sound we want out of a drum.
From high-gloss lacquers to satin stains and everything in between, the quality of our finishes is only matched by the quality of our shells. Every drum is hand-sanded and finished by our master craftsmen. Our inlays are simple, elegant, and available in a variety of choices to create something completely original.
Eclectic, understated, and inspired by the
architecture of Kansas City, our lugs are made
from die cast steel and are plated in
the highest quality chrome. They are available
in either single-ended or double-ended versions.
Our bearing edges are hand cut and hand-sanded. Possibly the most important aspect of
a drum’s tone, bearing edges can transform
each one of our shells in countless ways.
After assembling the components, tuning, and testing, a rigorous quality control process is undertaken. Each and every drum must meet our highest standards before we ship it to its final destination—you, our valued customer.