I don’t know about you, but when I think of SJC Drums I envision edgy paint jobs, inventive shell compositions, and deliberately outrageous designs. Perhaps the last thing that comes to mind is a timelessly elegant maple-shell kit with a retro mother-of-pearl finish worthy of a modern day Krupa or Rich, but that’s exactly what this Massachusetts custom shop is offering for early 2012.
The AWP Series kit features a 20" x 20" bass drum and 12" x 7" and 14" x 12" hanging toms (with DW brackets) finished with an Aged White Pearl wrap (sorry, no included snare drums). Fitted with Evans heads, mini tube lugs, and 12.3mm hoops, the kit is available for $1,195 on the barrelhead. Quantities are limited, and the kits will ship in February, so get ’em while the gettin’s good.