Yes it is now official, we (Drumshop UK) are now the largest stockist of the world famous 'Craviotto Drums’. We have just finished a photo shoot of these fantastic drums in our recently made drum shack which is situated in our soon to open warehouse/showroom…
We were so proud of these photographs that we sent them to Craviotto who in turn were also really impressed with these photographs that they have put us on there news page craviotto news page please click on the link to have a look, we are really excited about this…!!
Please click on the thumbnail images and then on the larger image to get a better look.
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A Bit of Craviotto History
As a drummer and drum builder, Johnny Craviotto has been involved in the music business for nearly half a century. He began his professional playing career in the early 1960’s and quickly progressed to touring and recording with Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneers, including Ry Cooder, Buffy St. Marie, Moby Grape and Neil Young.
Craviotto’s style of solid-shell drum construction also allowed a distinctive quality of sound and response to emerge from each drum due to the organic variety in the grain pattern, density and mass of each board. In fact, since every drum had its own inherent tonal and performance characteristics, not only did Craviotto drums differ from all others, each also subtly differed from one another. The natural individuality of the wood, along with the uncompromising attention to detail employed during all phases of the production process, elevated the solid-shell snare drum as an art form and single-handedly resurrected its popularity and prestige.
By the mid 1980’s, Johnny had joined with Billy Gibson (Huey Lewis and The News) to form the Select/Solid Snare Drum Company. Even though his first effort in the drum business lasted only a few years, the drums he created under the Select/Solid brand became highly collectible. In 1990 Johnny formed his own company, Craviotto Percussion, and two years later he was introduced to Don Lombardi (founder and president of Drum Workshop, Inc.) by close-friend and legendary studio drummer, Jim Keltner. For more than a decade, the availability of custom-quality DW snare drums made from Craviotto solid Maple and exotic wood shells further expanded Johnny’s reputation as a master drum builder and the reigning authority on the subject of solid-shell drum design.
Today, with the launch of the Craviotto Drum Company, Johnny continues to both refine and redefine the art and science of solid-shell drum construction. The perfect balance of old and new, tradition and innovation, craftsmanship and performance— or as close to perfect as humanly possible— Craviotto’s Limited Edition Solid-Shell snare drums are sure to accomplish something that only a handful of truly exceptional drums have ever been able to do: simultaneously raise the bar for drum makers and drum players.
Selection of Craviotto Players
- Chris McHugh
- Matt Chamberlain
- Ronnie Vannucci
- Chad Cromwell
- Jarrod Alexander
- Janet Weiss
- Paul Cavaciuti
If you have any questions about these fantastic drum kits and snares then please get in touch with our sales team who will be happy to go through everything you need to know.
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