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WE NOW USE REVERB FOR ALL ONLINE SALES. SHOP OUR STORES - ILLINOIS REVERB: HERE   FORK'S REVERB: HERE. Maxwell shop hours and locations: HERE 

SEE OUR REVERB STORE FOR ITEMS WE HAVE FOR SALE. CLICK HERE.   

7/23/24: NEWS!! MAXWELL DRUMS COLLABORATES WITH ROCKHURST AUCTIONS! First auction is September! For info about this new endeavor click HERE.

Our new Fire Burst finish from Ludwig is here!!! Several sets in various configurations on the way. You can pre-order now. See it online at our Reverb store HERE

7/23: ONE OF A KIND. Incredible Craviotto "Diamond series" ply shell kit done in "salesman sample" multi-color sparkle wraps. And, as an added bonus, the snare is a solid shell!! See it HERE.

7/23:And, Ludwig Classic Maple White Abalone Pearl, Downbeat model. 12/14/20. The last of only 20 sets worldwide. See it HERE.

7/23: Gretsch sets fresh from the Chicago Drum Show! 12/16/22/6.5 satin classic maple Broadkaster HERE. 12/14/18 Vintage Oyster White USA Custom HERE. 10/13/16/4.5x13 Satin Grey Brooklyn Micro Bop HERE. 12/14/20 60s style WMP USA Custom HERE.

IS THIS THE RAREST GRETSCH ROUND BADGE ERA BOP KIT EVER FOUND? WE TRULY BELIEVE SO! See it HERE.

7/23: Ultra rare Craviotto snares: 6.5x14 10th Anniversary Ambrosia Maple. #9 of only 20 6.5x14 drums made in 2014 with 10th Ann badge. See it HERE.

- We will have the last of the Gretsch satin flame finishes, and these will be built out as exclusive kits for Maxwell drums. Read more and order your set HERE 

7/5: Check this out below. Exclusive to us with Gretsch: White Satin Flame! And, full vintage build WITH OUR RAIL TOM HOLDER. Only a few of these holders available until our new shipment of tom holders arrives in the Fall. This set is our tribute to the great Elvin Jones, who had a 12/14/18/5.5 in this finish. Check out the Elvin pic! We will have 12/14/18/5.5 and 12/14/20/5.5 full vintage build with tone controls for the toms and one for the BD and snare, vintage 9.5mm tom legs and brackets, vintage spurs, T rods, gloss black hoops with matching inlay, and 10 lug snares with Micro strainer and snap in key holder. 100% true vintage vibe!!! PRE ORDER HERE

 

 

 

 

 

COOL NEW STUFF:

 

- GRETSCH RB era snare drum trio 4x14, 5.5x15, 6.5x14 Gold Sparkle. Insane! HERE.

 

 - LUDWIG CITRUS MOD "ROCK DUO" AND "JAZZ FEST" SNARE DRUM! Something you will likely never see again! We are honored to be brokering the sale of what is likely the finest known example of an original Ludwig Citrus Mod "Rock Duo" drum set complete with Jazz Fest snare drum. 100% original. Check it out HERE. Contact Steve at vintagedrums@aol.com or by text at 630-865-6849 for more info. Yes, the snare is available either with the set or by itself. 

Sonor Midwest is back! In the Chicagoland area it's hard to find the wonderful SQ2 Sonor sets, so we'll make it easier for you: We have brought in a nice selection of Sonor kits. Several sets are en route to us right now. No waiting 11 months for a special order!! A 12/14/18, a 12/14/18/5.5, a 12/14/20/5.5 and a very cool "two up, two down" 10/12/14/16/22. Check out the specs HERE 

- Ludwig 20s era 4x14 black beauty snare drum owned by Papa Jo Jones as well as many other jazz drumming legends! Check out this lineage: Wm. F. Ludwig Sr., Gene Krupa, Big Sid Catlett, Papa Jo Jones, Billy Cobham, John Riley. (Billy used this drum on the landmark album Inner Mounting Flame).  I sold this drum many years ago to the current owner and am thrilled to have this drum back.  Check out the back story and pics HERE.

They're here from Gretsch! Our first sets in our exclusive Cameo Coral finish. The rarest of all Gretsch finishes which has now been recreated for us based on my complete original 1950s set (see the second pic which shows the snare from my set). See them on our Reverb page HERE.  Here is a pic of the drums on the Gretsch shipping dock ready to go. Contact me at vintagedrums@aol.com. There will be more to come also.

 

- Ultra rare! Rogers PINK STRATA! 12/13/16/20. Great color and condition! See it HERE.

- New! Maxwell Drums IL, in conjunction with Cathy Rich, announces the Buddy Rich Craviotto Commemorative Snare Drum. Check out all the details HERE

- Our IL store expansion is done and we have started moving in. This adds a huge new Craviotto showroom plus three other rooms of the rarest vintage and custom drums. Items include: Craviotto Timeless Timber snares, Private Reserve snares, Custom Shop and Builder's Choice, plus an array of the rarest Craviotto sets including serial #1, #2, and #1000, plus unique sets built specifically for my collection. We also have many snares and sets in stock and ready to purchase. More soon!  

- Craviotto News: Steve Jr joins Craviotto. See the Craviotto News section HERE.


Craviotto Timeless Timber SPL birdseye/nickel 6.5x14
$11,000.00

Craviotto Timeless Timber 1of1 birdseye/gold 5.5x14
$8,000.00

Gretsch one owner Copper Mist drum set
$0.00

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