12/19/2013
Matt Chamberlain and his 5.5x14" Masters Metal SD.
click HERE to watch the video. 
 
12/18/2013
Copper & Brass:
6.5x14" Brass Stand. - 8x14" Copper Stand. (both 1-piece shells)
& two 6.5x14" CoBra Custom (Dresdner lugs & Professional Str.)
...on the way to DCP
 
12/17/2013
6.5x14" 2-piece 24K Gold over Brass
 
12/16/2013
4x14" Brass Custom & 7x14" Copper Custom:
100% hand-buffed, raw brass hardware & brass shell (4x14").
 
12/2/2012
6,5x15" Copper Standard:
Custom made for Ton Dijkman (NL).
 
11/30/2013
Dresdner type Orchestra snare drums:
 
10/28/2013
5x14 2-piece Brass Standard @ D.C.P.
with Dresdner tube lugs (flexible inserts)

10/8/2013
Standards:

These will land at Maxwell's, NYC towards the end of this week!

8/29/2013
family photo:

8/12/2013
Some special 2-piece Shell snare drums:

currently en route to the DRUM CENTER of PORTSMOUTH
Check out their website for more info soon!

8/9/2013
DRESDNER orchestral snare drum replicas:
Original Dresdner size: 5"x14.17" (36cm)
 
AK Orchestral Models:
2-piece brass shells & Double Action strainer
5"x14" - HMT Rostock (Germany)
 
Dresdner size 5"x14,17" (36cm) - Jesús Porta Varela
(NDR Sinfonieorchester, Hamburg - Germany)
 
17.05.2013
"Her Heaviness"
4x14" AK Orchestral Custom SD:
2mm 1-piece brass shell WITH soldered-back bearing edges!!
Christopher S. Lamb (NY Philharmonic - USA)
 

5/9/2013
AK Snare Drums artist Damion Reid
featured in the current issue of "DrumSet Magazine" (Italy):
pages 36-39
 

5/8/2013
5.5x14" Masters Brass SD @ Memphis Drum Shop:
 
360° view

4/20/2013
4x14" AK Copper Standard SD @ Drum Center Of Portsmouth, NH:



 
4/18/2013
NEW videos:

AK Snare Drums artist Damion Reid @ Jazz Baltica Festival 2011



3/18/2013
Brass!!!
 

1/9/2013
The word is out!
"Masters Brass" Series to be introduced at the 2013 NAMM Show:

for further information click: Craviotto Drum Co.



12/27/2012
Custom Brass Standard:


11/1/2012
Custom Orchestral Model Black Beauty:

 
9/28/2012
Craviotto / AK Masters Metal SD @ Memphis Drum Shop:


 
8/17/2012
Copper drum shells:

Sound Sample
 

8/14/2012
Custom Orchestral Black Elite SD:
 
7/26/2012
Custom Copper snare drum:


7/11/2012
Custom Gold Model snare drum:
 


7/4/2012
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy live DVD release:

Marco Giovino playing his 6.5"x15" AK Copper Standard
on several tunes. Release date: July 9!



7/1/2012
Ludwig Drum Co. / AK project:
Ludwig 1930's Standard reissue @ Memphis Drum Shop -
played by Stanton Moore



6/19/2012
The BossHoss are back!!!

Sir Frank Doe with his custom 8"x14" AK Black Beauty!



6/18/2012
6.5x15" Black Beauty



6/15/2012
7"x15" Copper Custom




6/11/2012
Craviotto/AK Masters Metal Series - update:
All 100 shells for the Masters Metal Series are finished!
The 2nd batch of 50 shells is now on the way to
Craviotto Drum Co. / USA for final assembly.
 

5/23/2012
Craviotto/AK Masters Metal Series:

I'm currently working on the 2nd batch of the 
Craviotto/AK MASTERS METAL shells.



2/25/2012
New release, featuring Damion Reid on drums:

Steve Lehman Trio - "Dialect Fluorescent"
(rel. date: March 27, 2012)



1/17/2012
Breaking News:

To be introduced at NAMM 2012



12/30/2011
- New Year's Concert -
Live TV broadcast from "Teatro La Fenice" (Venice, Italy) 
on ARTE and RAI1 - 1/1/2012 - 12:25 PM - CET:

AK Orchestral Model - featured on this special occasion.



12/27/2011
Latest releases, featuring AK Snare Drums Artist Damion Reid:
playing his AK Signature Model exclusively on all the tracks.
More releases to come soon!
 


12/14/2011
Mr. Bruno's choice:
 
 
11/22/2011
Soft restoration / cleaning of an interesting museum piece:
Early 19th century, French rope-tension Field Drum
 
 

11/4/2011
New additions in the "snare wires & accessory" section!



10/28/2011
New additions in the
VIDEO gallery!



8/9/2011
Newport Jazz Festival 2011:
AK snare drums artist Damion Reid - performing with
Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green.

Click HERE to listen to the concert.



7/28/2011
NEW Orchestral Model snare drums:






6/1/2011
NEWS in the classic snare wires section:




5/18/2011
"Damion Reid Model" snare drum - product review in the current
issue of DRUMS & PERCUSSION magazine (Germany)




4/22/2011
just in for restoration:
a load of classic orchestral snare drums




4/11/2011
NEW - AK double action throw-off
 
click photo for more information
 
 
4/1/2011
AK Snare Drums artist, Prof. Edoardo A. Giachino - percussionist of the "Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia" (Rome / Italy) - is conducting extraordinary courses during a series of masterclasses in Rome - April 3-8
info: Masterclass - Rome



3/19/2011
NEW Super Ludwig reproduction parts




2/22/2011
Classic snare wires and accessories




1/31/2011
Charles A. Stromberg snare drum - restoration project



1/28/2011
Nashville TN - copper corner
11/22/2010
Gold Triumphal Dresdner type Orchestral snare drum - 5"x14"





11/19/2010
NOB Full Dress Model





11/17/2010
Dresdner type Rührtrommel - 22"x14" !!


Replica of a rare Dresdner Apparatebau
(Spenke & Metzl) "Rührtrommel" 
late 40s - early '50s




9/13/2010
Sixty two-piece NOB shells for Ludwig Drum Co. USA

more info: Ludwig NOB Standard Snare Drum Reissue




8/18/2010
great promotional video for the latest CD release, featuring
AK snare Drums artist DAMION REID:
click on the photo to watch the video
 
 

6/13/2010
Matt Chamberlain's new copper shells:

(24"BD, 18"FT, 14"RT - drilled for Craviotto hardware)




6/2/2010
a new approach... the "Damion Reid Model" Snare Drum
 
 
 

5/29/2010
coming home...





1/22/2010
AK on the cover of "Not So Modern Drummer" magazine:
& Interview in the Winter 2010 issue





1/21/2010
AK repro Tension Rods for your restoration project:
 




11/12/2009
Another project is finally completed - it almost took the whole
year 2009:
 
click on the photo for details
 
 
 
9/13/2009
The Two-Piece Brass Shells are back!! 
 
cross-section of a 4"x14" shell - click on the photo for details
 
 
 
5/9/2009
Matt Chamberlain's new Copper Kit:
AK copper shells / Craviotto hardware
 
13",16",22", 5.5"x14" Craviotto Copper Diamond SD,
AK Copper shells with soldered-back bearing edges!!
click here for Sound Sample
 
 
 
1/15/2009
NEW project with CRAVIOTTO Drum Co.
 
 
 
 
1/1/2009
2009... it's time for celebration!



 

10/16/2008
new AK DeLuxe Repro:





10/7/2008
AK Speedway Reproduction for a 4x14 LEEDY "New Era" Snare Drum



9/18/2008
the latest Custom Engraving & Restoration project:

 

7/1/2008
New AK Snare Drum review at




6/4/2008
a special drum key for a very special collector:
 
 

4/11/2008
New Album out now!

recorded live at Carnegie Hall / New York  -  November 2007
drums: Vincent Riewe
 
 
12/2/2007
A selection of CD & DVD releases of 2007 with AK drums in action:
 
 

 

 
click on the covers to see some screenshots...
 
 

8/20/2007
Damion E. A. Reid - latest member of the AK drummers family!
 
 
check out his website: http://www.damionreid.com/
 
 

4/10/2007
AK Snare Drum Shells for the CRAVIOTTO U.S.A. limited edition "DIAMOND SERIES"
 
AK & Johnny Craviotto          
 
 
2/19/2007
AK drums Repro Strainers (Slingerland 3-point) for the limited edition snare drums of the 
 
San Francisco Drum Company
 
 
engraving: John Aldridge
 
 
2/5/2007
An AK drums shell restoration is qouted in Mike Curotto's new book:
 
Talking about the restoration of a 4x15 C.G.Conn Black Beauty Mr. Curotto says:
 
..."the shell was sent to Adrian Kirchler of AK Drums in Italy, who did an expert job of re-blackening it.
The bonus was that Mr. Kirchler was able to preserve the original engraving by not having to re-etch it.
.... This Instrument serves as an example of how a drum can be brought back to life."
 
 
This book is a REAL JEWEL!
!!Best photography and an outstanding view into a world class collection of the rarest snaredrums on earth!!
 
click for order information:
 
 
 
1/13/2007
Vintage Style T-Rods
 
Now available in different lengths and finishes.
price upon request.