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Limited Editions

DW's Limited Editions

There's nothing we love more here at Drum Workshop, than creating an extra-special, timeless and collectable piece of hand-crafted artwork that also begs to be played. Below are some of our most recent offerings into this realm of such rare and limited quantity pieces. Not only are these Limited Editions crafted to be visually stunning, but equally stunning in their meticulous construction, and unique components.

If you find yourself in need of one of these heirloom-worthy pieces, please understand that they are in extremely short supply, and some may already be sold out. We strongly suggest you Contact an Authorized Dealer Today and inquire about their availability and pricing.



No Signature Required: Collector's Series® Icon™ Snare Drums Created by DW Drum Designer,John Good,to pay tribute to some of the most iconic drummers in the history of Rock,the all-new line of Icon snare drums honors Neil Peart of Rush, Roger Taylor of Queen, and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. The snare drum sizes and shell configurations are as played by each artist, with one dramatic new design element. The finish is painstakingly laser-cut, then hand-inlayed from a variety of jaw-dropping exotic wood veneers. For Neil Peart's drum, the Time Machine motif is realistically recreated in the wood, while Queen’s ornate, Freddie Mercury-designed crest is depicted, as is Pink Floyd’s famous Dark Side of the Moon prism and waveform image.

Each drum is protected with clear gloss lacquer and includes Collector's Series® snare drum standard features such as our MAG™ throw-off system with 3P (3 position) butt-plate, True-Hoops™,True-Tone™ snare wires,True-Pitch™ tuning, and DW Heads by Remo USA®. Also included are a premium DW snare bag, certificate of authenticity, and a legend that describes the woods used for each specific drum.
Watch the Icon Snare video below.

Icon Inlays

Icon Queen
Click Here to Download the Queen Inlay Legend (1.6MB)

Icon Dark Side Of The Moon
Click Here to Download the Dark Side Of The Moon Inlay Legend (1.4MB)

Icon Time Machine
Click Here to Download the Time Machine Inlay Legend (1.4MB)

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Years in the making, the Vault Edge is a cooperative effort combining Sabian's proprietary cymbal alloy and DW's patented Edge snare drum technology. The result is a distinctive instrument that marries a centuries-old cymbal recipe with today's latest methods in drum making. Each Edge ring is cast in California using actual repurposed Sabian cymbals played by Sabian artists. The rings are machined to aircraft-quality specifications and press-fit onto a wood core made from ten plies of several-hundred-year-old Lake Birch. The turret lugs, MAG throw-off system and 3mm steel True Hoops™ are plated in custom Antique Bronze and the wood core is finished in natural matte lacquer Hard Satin. The 6x14" drum's earthy appearance is consistent with its dry, warm tonality. Only fifty Collector's Series Vault Edge snare drums will ever be produced.
Watch a video of the complete Vault Edge Story below.
Vault Edge Snare


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To commemorate our 40th year as The Drummer's Choice®, we proudly offer the Tamo Ash Exotic VLT Snare. It features a Custom Shop-made, all-maple 6.5x14" shell with striking laser cut exotic veneer that incorporates Ebony, Curly Maple and Tamo Ash as part of our 40th Anniversary Ash Tree logo. The drum is finished in gloss lacquer with a Candy Black Burst and complemented with black nickel-plated hardware. Only forty of these John Good signed and numbered drums will be sold in the United States.

DW 40th Anniversary Snare

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40th Anniversary Kit
To celebrate 40 years as The Drummer's Choice, we proudly present the Limited Edition Collector's Series Tamo Ash Exotic Anniversary Kit. Crafted at our California Custom Shop from North American Hard Rock Maple using our exclusive SSC technology, it's a drumset that sounds every bit as impressive as its highly-figured Tamo Ash exterior looks. The hand-selected Tamo veneer is finished in stunning metallic pewter-to-natural lacquer burst and fitted with specialty vintage pewter plated hardware to complete the look.

The Exotic Tamo Ash veneer selected for the set was handpicked by DW Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good for the project. Good comments, "One of our first Exotic finishes was Tamo, and it was very popular. We had so many requests to bring it back, but I just couldn't find a log worthy of our drums. When I found this one, I knew it was something special. The figuring and grain are absolutely stunning. I worked with our Lead Painter, Louie Garcia, to create a Metallic Pewter Burst lacquer that fades to the natural beauty of the wood. We even went with limited-run Vintage Pewter plating on the all of the drum hardware. We're very proud of this set and it kicks off our 40th Anniversary in a big way."

Each pre-configured set includes: 8x10" and 9x12" rack toms, 12x14" and 14x16" floor toms, a matching 5.5x14" snare drum, an 18x22" bass drum with a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by John Good and DW founder, Don Lombardi. The kit also includes a factory-installed May Monorail internal miking system with Audix D6 microphone on the bass drum.
Only 100 Anniversary kits will be produced and each one is a unique work of art.
Order yours from any Authorized DW Dealer while supplies last.
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