In this video from NAMM 2015, Craviotto Drum Co. general manager, David Victor, shows us many of the company’s new products for 2015.

First off is the Super Swing snare drum that started last summer with a limited run of twenty-five drums. Due to its sales success, the company decided to make a standard production model. It has a solid-maple shell, walnut inlay, 45-degree bearing edges on top and bottom, Diamond cast lugs, and wood hoops.

Next up is the Center Stage drumset with the same Diamond cast lug, solid-maple shells with walnut inlay, and 45-degree bearing edges on top and bottom. It’s available in limited sizes: toms are available in 7×12 and 12×14, and there’s a choice of 12×18 or 12×20 bass drum. The street price is $3,600.

Next, we see the Solitaire series snare drums. They have a rolled aircraft-grade aluminum shell, diamond cut outs, center-mounted chrome-over-brass tube lug, and Trick strainer. They are available in 6.5×14 and 5.5×14 and in two colors (matte black and aged pewter) and retail for $795.

Also new this year is the maple-shell Johnny C series snare drums. They feature a new cast lug and are available in 6.5×14 and 5.5×14 shells with 45-degree bearing edges at a street price of $649.

Craviotto also introduced wood timbales. The set has 13″ and 14″ maple shells, steel hoops, and retails for $899 for the pair. A smaller timbalito is available in 10″, 12″, 13″, and 14″ sizes, and has a solid-maple shell with a maple inlay, steel hoop, and chrome-over-brass tube lugs.

Lastly, the Vintage Poplar series kit features solid-poplar shells (9×13 tom, 14×22 bass, 16×16 floor tom, 6.5 x 14 snare, and an optional 16×18 floor tom). The drums have Baseball Bat bearing edges, which are rounded to add warmth. Three sparkle lacquers are available: red, silver, and champagne.


The NAMM Show 2015, a trade-only event for the music products industry, was held January 22-25 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. For information on NAMM 2015 visit the official NAMM website here. For more on Craviotto Drum Company visit their website here. To see other videos and coverage of NAMM 2015 from Modern Drummer click here.