Craviotto Drums @ 2013 Winter NAMM

If you have followed the evolution of NAMM offerings from the Craviotto Drum Company over the past decade or so, it’s been clear that the master craftsman has gradually shifted emphasis from his impeccable custom snare drums to complete drum sets. As a result, the Craviotto booth was packed with kits at this year’s Winter NAMM Show, including several of Stacked Solid kits, which feature solid shell drums comprised of two or more wood species (including beautiful showpieces built for Bradford Marsalis drummer Justin Faulkner and big band ace Bernie Dresel). But that doesn’t mean there weren’t lots of Craviotto Custom Shop snare drums in his booth this year, including a dizzying 20" x 4.5" model.