Witt Drums @ 2013 Chicago Show

“I’m not making you a fur covered drum set, no matter how much you want it.” So said Witt Drums proprietor Ian Witt while we perused his booth at the 2013 Chicago Drum Show. And in fact, the sentiment nicely summarizes his approach to drum building – start with high-quality materials, employ as many hand-made components and methods as is feasible, and let the beauty of the instrument speak for itself. This philosophy was exemplified in the beefy sounding 4-ply horizontal grain Honduran mahogany kit we got to sample.