About Us

Generation Custom Drums is located in the original Gibson Guitar factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

We are fortunate to work in a space that has so much history as well as a living tradition carried on by many of the former Gibson workers at Heritage Guitars around the corner.

Generation Custom Drums is committed to the same ingenuity and quality that was the beginning of the Gibson legacy.

Coupled with a commitment to environmental and economic accountability, we strive to do what’s best for our customers and our community.

Almost every board used in the construction of a drum or hoop is hand selected from a local mill.
The exceptions are exotic woods which have been salvaged from other contractors or woodworkers.

Locally harvested walnut, maple, oak, cherry, sycamore, hickory, and ash are readily available.

Please contact us for the availability of other local Michigan woods
(sasafrass, hackberry, katalpa, osage orange, etc.)
and for custom orders and availability of anything you see on the website.