Yamaha Drums is introducing two limited-edition drumsets to commemorate its 50 anniversary. These sets offer Absolute Hybrid Maple shells, each with its own striking finish: Birdseye maple in an amber sunburst finish (above) and curly maple in an antique natural finish (below). Each limited-edition set is adorned with gold lugs and a special laser-cut 50th Anniversary badge.
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“In some ways this 50th Anniversary landmark reminds us of how young we actually are compared to other companies in the Drum Industry” Gavin Thomas, Yamaha Drums Product Manager explains, “and yet how influential we have been during this period in changing the modern drumset as we know it today. We have been a progressive forward thinking company creating some beautiful drums and I think that is why we are respected by our Customers, Artists and our Dealers who have shared this journey together with us. Here’s to the next 50 years !”


Over the years, Yamaha has been associated with some of the most notable drummers in music history. Global artists in the Yamaha family roster include Tommy Aldridge, Carter Beauford, Matt Cameron, Will Champion, Anton Fig, Al Foster, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Roy Haynes, Steve Jordan, Manu Katché, Larry Mullen Jr.and Dave Weckl.