DW 50th Anniversary
Five decades of inspiration.
This celebratory line of drums was crafted from hand-selected Maple, Spruce, and a DW first in Persimmon. Celebrate DW’s golden anniversary.
About DW 50th Anniversary
The DW50 Collection was created by DW Drum Designer, John Good, using special tone woods like Persimmon, Spruce, and Maple, with Rosewood inlays, to commemorate five decades of shared inspiration.
DW 50th Anniversary Drums and Pedals
50th Anniversary Drums
The DW 50th Anniversary shells were handcrafted in the California Custom Shop with hand-selected North American Maple, Spruce and Persimmon for classic warmth, rich tonality, and punchy attack.
These HVLT™ shells are enveloped in a beautiful veneer of rare, quilted Maple, and laser-cut Rosewood 50th Anniversary badges and bands.
To commemorate DW’s golden anniversary, these drums are fitted with antique gold hardware.
A Lifetime of Inspiration
50th Anniversary Drum Set
Inspired by John Good’s memories of growing up in Northern Italy, the DW Collector’s Series 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition 6-Piece Shell Pack matches persimmon and spruce, two of the woods that stimulated his lifelong passion for crafting the perfect sound.
The drums are constructed from a combination of persimmon, a hard-tone wood similar to purpleheart that produces thick attack and projection, combined with spruce that boosts warmth and tonality. Hardware and cymbals sold separately.
These HVLT™ shells are handcrafted in our California custom shop, featuring a veneer of rare, quilted maple and fitted with inlaid maple and rosewood 50th Anniversary badges and bands. These drums are finished in a burnt toast burst lacquer and equipped with antique gold hardware.
Hybrid persimmon-spruce HVLT™ shells
Quilted maple outer veneer
Maple and rosewood inlays
Burnt toast burst lacquer finish
Antique gold hardware
Only 100 of these kits will be produced and each includes a certificate of authenticity signed by John Good and Don Lombardi.
Part # DRKT2250A
50th Anniversary Snare
To celebrate five decades of being The Drummer’s Choice, we’re excited to offer a limited-edition 6.5 x 14” 50th Anniversary snare drum built with DW’s innovative craftsmanship. Each snare includes an inlaid maple and rosewood 50th Anniversary badge and band that hugs the shell and the quilted maple veneer.
Constructed from a 12-ply hybrid persimmon-spruce HVLT shell, this limited-edition snare has a warm tonality without compromising any attack. The 50th Anniversary snares are fitted with antique gold hardware, a MAG throw-off, True-Hoops, and much more.
DW will produce 200 of these 50th Anniversary 6.5 x 14” snares and each will include a DW 50th Anniversary case and a signed certificate of authenticity.
Part # DREX6514SSA50AB
Handcrafted and Harmonious
50th Anniversary Edge® Snare
The Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary DW Edge® Snare sandwiches 11-ply persimmon and spruce shell with a quilted maple veneer and commemorative inlaid badge between two heavy-duty brass rings to boost versatility with a sharper attack while maintaining the drum’s unique tonality.
11-ply hybrid persimmon-spruce HVLT™ shell
Heavy-duty brass edge rings
Quilted maple veneer
Maple and rosewood 50th Anniversary inlays
Antique gold hardware
50th Anniversary case included
DW will produce 100 of these special 6.5 x 14” Edge® snares and each will include a signed certificate of authenticity.
Part # DREX6514SEA50AB
50th Anniversary 5000 Pedal
The 5000 pedal is what started it all for DW. Five decades later, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary with the release of a limited edition of the iconic 5000 pedal: the 5050.
Incorporating a DW 50th-anniversary signature logo carbon fiber footboard and heel plate, the DW 5050 possesses the speed, precision, and durability you expect — at a reduced weight.
Extending the precision and durability of the DW 5050 single pedal, the 5050 double pedal provides versatility to any drummer looking for the speed and flexibility of a double pedal experience.
The DW 5050 is available in both a single-pedal and double-pedal option.
Includes a limited edition DW 50th-anniversary pedal bag and certificate of authenticity signed by John Good and Don Lombardi.
Part # DWCP5050AD4C - Single
Part # DWCP5050AD4C2 - Double