RBH Drums, often stylized as Rbh Drums or rbhDRUMS, come as custom handcrafted solid shell snare drums of maple, cherry and walnut.
Rbh Drums are also available as 3-ply handcrafted drums of mahogany, poplar or mahogany or a veneer of your choice.
The company's founder and ceo, Bruce Hagwood, studied at Virginia Commonwealth University under renowned instructor Don Bick in the early eighties. He plays regularly in various groups ranging in styles from jazz to classic rock. Bruce enjoys performing clinics, introducing drums and percussion to elementary students, and generally being an ambassador for music, specifically percussion.
Bruce Bruce Hagwood is also an accomplished woodworker with pieces ranging from classic furniture to massive church doors and windows to boats. His true passion, however, is drums. According to Bruce, "Bending a drum is one of the most challenging things Iíve done in woodworking... but when you add the dimension of sound to the equation, I realize why I love what I do."
Bruce Bruce Hagwood initially founded rbhDRUMS in 1998. After some success with the company, life seemed to get in the way of high production of drums and the drum production was cut back. The company never went away and careful planning over the past several years has led to the reintroduction of rbhDRUMS, specifically, rbhDRUMSUSA. Bruceís workshop is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.