Welcome to Classic Drums & Guitars

Classic Drums started fourteen years ago in Boscombe Bournemouth, buying and selling old vintage drums and cymbals including Ludwig, Gretsch, Premier and other vintage drums We still deal in vintage drums, but after a few years we also started to deal in new drums including Pearl, Yamaha Tama and others.

  • Our Products

    Classic Drums sell new, used, vintage drums, accessories and percussion instruments as well as a range of guitars and strings. As agents for most of the major manufacturers, Classic Drums has a great variety of drums and percussion instruments always in stock. We also sell Rock School Books for Drums, Guitar and Bass Grades 1 to 8.

  • Find the right drum kit

    As an experienced drummer, Mike, is well placed to make sure you buy the right drum kit. One that is suitable for your needs, be it gigging, studio, or for your school. Mike is always willing to help with any enquiries or advice.

  • Teaching

    If you want to learn, no problem, with several great drum masters available, Classic Drums will advise you as to the best teacher for the style you wish to learn. See our list of teachers here.

  • Our Services

    We offer a fitting of drum heads and guitar strings as well as a tuning and reparation service.

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Classic drums added 3 new photos.Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5:44am
Vintage Club Oyster SAKAE TRILGY 22"X14" 12"X8" 14"x14" pre used £1195.00 Sakae Drums is revisiting a legendary drum sound with the introduction of the Trilogy series. "Our approach was to utilize the three-ply shell in a way that would have a distinctive Sakae sound, but still pay homage to that vintage sound so loved after all these years," states Eizo Nakata, president of Sakae
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Classic drums added 3 new photos.Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 5:50am
DW s/h made in usa dec 1999 . 1 owner from new 12"x9"tom 15"x13" floor tom 22"x18" bass drum £1395.
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Classic drumsSunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 1:30pm
Yamaha are pleased to announce the introduction of the new Rydeen series £468.00 no cymbals at this price.

50 years’ experience of Professional Quality Drum Making Experience
That delivers outstanding cost performance and value for money.
The design concept was to create an entry level drum set that retained Yamaha's renowned durability and capability at its heart.
This has been achieved with perfectly round 6 ply Poplar shells,
fitted with quality metal parts including a pair of Yamaha’s original Ball Camp Tom Holders which offer maximum freedom when
setting up the drums and the ultimate stability when playing them.
Warm Poplar Shells
The 20" kit features poplar ply shells to deliver optimal tones in whatever shell
size whilst adding long sustain.
The poplar shells are ideal for drummers wishing to play with soft high and mids
and a rich, warm low-end.
The Rydeen shells offer a strong tone with good attacks and projection.
The Drum Set features a variety of 6 durable solid and glitter finishes that are
sure to stand out on stage with vibrant and stylish looks.
Black Glitter, Silver Glitter, Burgundy Glitter, Fine Blue, Hot Red, Mellow Yellow.
Maximum Customisation
The Rydeen 20" kit includes genuine Yamaha hardware for you to customise
Firstly, the set includes Yamaha original ball clamp tom holders to offer excellent
freedom when setting the drums and add solid stability when playing.

The HW680W hardware set features two locking resin cymbal tilters with felts,

one professional grade hi-hat clutch,

one foot pedal and one snare stand.

These stand legs are all double-braced to ensure outstanding stability and

despite being lightweight,

the chain-type foot pedal offers drummers the option of playing heavy rock.

Included In The Set
•1 x 20" Bass Drum
•1 x 10" Tom
•1 x 12" Tom
•1 x 14" Floor Tom
•1 x 14" Snare Drum
•2 x Cymbal Stands
•1 x Hi-Hat Stand
•1 x Chain-Drive Bass Drum Pedal
•1 x Snare Stand
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Classic drums added 4 new photos.Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 5:40am
S/H 1992 one owner from new SONOR HI LITE made in Germany Maple 12"tom 13"tom 16"floor tom 22"x17" bass drum in cream white . £1595.00

Sonor Hilite drums achieve extra high projection with unique insulators that avoid sound absorption by providing no contact between metal parts and the wooden shell. The shells are 9-ply maple, cross-laminated with a thickness of 7.5 mm. The characteristics of these shells are a full and warm tone with precise attack.

Only the highest grade of select maple can deliver the volume and tone that make the unmistakable Sonor Hilite Sound.

Sonor Hilite Series has all the discriminating features of Hilite Exclusive, but are finished in brilliant chrome fittings. Sets come with Protec stands of lightweight material and silver-satin anodized finish. Drums are equipped with clear Sonor EP heads and are available in four lacquer finishes:

Black Diamond (BD) , Red Maple (RM) , Black (B) and Creme Lacquer (CL). Shell construction and tone are identical to Hilite Exclusive.
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