After 25 years of playing I set out to find the perfect drum. A drum that would not only be unique to me, but unique to the common “store bought” model. It was at that point I decided to take my many years of wood working and metal fabrication experience and apply those to the custom drum world. Using only the finest quality, hand selected woods paired with high quality metal components would I be able to achieve this dream.
Paying close attention to detail has to be a standard practice for optimal sound, rigidity and visual stimulation. I must not be afraid to try something new and I vow to think outside of the box. I strive to push every limit possible in conventional drum concepts and styling. Only then will I propel forward in my journey. Very much looking forward to what the future holds. Thanks for stopping by. – John Haddad
Handmade Here In House
A vast majority of drums today are outfitted with inexpensive, poorly inspected cast hardware that tends to break or malfunction well before it’s time.
Here at Cherry Hill we give you the option to go the extra mile by using our handmade solid metal hardware. Opting to use our lugs, throw off, tension rods, and hoops will ensure you, the end user, will have a truly custom, one of a kind product that will last generations. Does it take more time to make our own hardware? Yes, but in any custom made to order arena “good things come to those who wait”.
Our lugs are handmade to order to ensure a perfect fit. We can entertain many different ideas you may have to make it truly “yours”.
Feel right at home with our throw off. It’s buttery smooth, bullet proof, and pretty sexy!
Oh man do these suckers sound good. Imagine your favorite triple flanged hoop with the rim shot of your favorite diecast hoop. Now multiply that by at least 10x’s.
When you really want to impress and put the icing on the cake. Treat yourself to some handmade tension rods.
Here are just a few examples of my work. To see more please visit my Facebook or Instagram pages listed below.
Ziricote Stave Snare
14×6.5 Ziricote stave snare drum. Our solid brass single flanged rolled hoops, custom solid brass lugs with matching wood inlay, and our solid brass throw off. $1295.00
5mm Solid Bronze
14×7 5mm thick solid bronze cast shell with solid cast bronze hoops. Our solid brass lugs, throw off, and air vent grommet. $1499.00
14×6.5 3/8″ thick 100 piece Peruvian wood segment snare with solid cast bronze hoops. Our solid brass lugs, throw off, and air vent grommet. $1099.00.
10mm Solid Aluminum
14×6.5 10mm thick solid extruded 6061 Aluminum shell with solid aluminum rolled single flanged hoops. Our aluminum lugs, throw off, and air vent grommet. Trick throw off. $1000.00.
Luxury Drums Keys
The BULLET handcrafted drum key collection.
The BULLET drum key is made using solid brass as the base metal. Available in pretty much any wood combination under the sun. Most variations have a mother of pearl inlay. I also offer a less expensive brass only version if you prefer a more simplistic design. All keys come with a leather carrying case and free shipping within the continental U.S.A.
If you would like to have a custom key made please use the Contact form to discuss.
Are you a drummer? Do you constantly tap on counter tops and your buddies dashboard? Do you annoy the other members in your band when they are trying to figure harmonies out at rehearsal? If so, this spinning drum key is for you. Constructed from solid brass with mother of pearl inlays on the finger rests. Four ends make up the REVOLVER. 2 handles for tension application, 1 knurled handle for speedy finger tightening which can also be inserted in a portable drill for speedy head changes. 1 Fitted T-Rod slot. This drum key feels solid in your hand and is built to last. Free shipping within the continental U.S.A.
Keep the “Drummer Brain” under control and give this a spin instead.
The MAGNUM is a high quality handcrafted hi hat clutch. Machined from solid brass, bloodwood, and Delrin™. High impact (Dupont) Delrin™ machined threaded shank to protect your cymbals from wear and to decrease weight. Jumbo knurled brass thumb screws for easy assembly/disassembly. Solid machined brass hexagon lock nut. Brass lock handle with mother of pearl inlay. Drop clutch compatible. Free shipping within the continental U.S.A.
Very fortunate to give a heartfelt thanks to Cherry Hill custom drums. Just acquired a Gem of a drum that it’s beauty is barely eclipsed by its incredible sound. Craftsmanship that is so detailed oriented its hard to believe. Very happy customer here, I invite anyone to become one too. It’s worth it! Marco.
Marco Castellini, D.D.S.
CHD made a Curly Purpleheart 14×6.5 Stave Snare for me, in my opinion, one of my best drum purchases, hands down!!! Well made, beautiful to look at, sounds as great as it looks!!! Looking forward to my next one.
Rhett Davis, Marketing/Musician
I can’t say enough great things about this snare, from its staggering beauty, to its unbelievable versatility. John Haddad the one behind Cherry Hill Custom knows his way around drums. I can say I have found the brand of drums that speak to me. Cherry Hill is doing amazing things! I’ve been playing drums for 13 years and without a doubt this is the best snare I’ve played on. Do yourself a favor and check out Cherry Hill Drums.