As a long-time lover of vintage drums I recently discovered the C&C Drum Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Bill, his son Jake, and their team, make their drums in a similar fashion to 50s/60s WFL/Ludwigs, Slingerlands, Gretsch and more, in that they’re generally just around three plies. The resonance and tone is fantastic. Once I played them I was a fan. C&C made me a kit, which we designed together, in an old 40s/50s fashion of dark, natural wood, with long tube lugs and wood hoops with an old white marine pearl inlay. Nice, eh?