I recently came into a little $, by way of inheritance. I thought about getting a snare, sort of in remembrance, but also as an investment. Realistically I just can’t see any NEW drums appreciating in value to consider it a financial investment.
Maybe a limited addition from a big name manufacturer might someday be worth something, but a smaller custom manufacturer would probably need to grow in stature before the drum becomes worth something. You’re investing not only in the drum but the builder.
That said, any thing I buy is because I want to play it, not see it appreciate. I’ll still buy customer drums, if that’s what I want.