New to the exhibition hall for 2023, The UK Drum Show are thrilled to welcome British builder Jon Cross Custom Drums to next years event.
Jon Cross custom drums are handmade shells in exotic woods from around the world in stave and segment construction. Snare drums and full kits can be made to order with high quality hardware in chrome or black nickel and finished with a high gloss or satin clearcoat. Snare drums typically come with Trick 3 position strainers and Puresound snare wires along with the drum heads of your choice. Wood hoops can also be made to match or compliment a snare and have a very elegant profile with a strong design. Full kits are also made to order to customer requirements regarding wood species, number of toms and sizes, with bass drum hoops made to match the shell.
Attention to detail is a big part of a Jon Cross custom drum which features an inlaid badge and a maple inlay around the bearing edge of a snare drum which not only adds a cool aesthetic but also strength around the top and bottom joints. For segment shells the wood boards are laid out and marked up before the blocks are cut and then glued back together in sequence as they were, so that the grain is returned to its original pattern. High gloss finishes are wet sanded between coats until a mirror finish is achieved by buffing and polishing.