Funky Drummer: Slingerland Drum, ca. 1920s

It’s good to shake things up. Yes, indeed. It’s also good to re-purpose an object specifically engineered for one task and reassigning it to fulfill another.

Here we have a mahogany Slingerland drum, manufactured in Chicago in the late 1920s. The wood frame on this example has aged well (hopefully from countless late night jams, smoke-filled clubs and spilled cocktails) giving the drum a charming patina. Its skins are tight and the metal hardware aides it in its overall strength.

Though still capable of holding its own as a functioning instrument, this piece will be re-purposed to be a generous sized coffee table.

Now, let’s see if we can drum up some drinks around here…(boom-boom!).

Update: Shortly after writing this post, the drum was snapped up and used in the John Varvatos, Spring 2011 campaign. (Can’t say I’ve ever been a fan of Dave Matthews but the ad is very well styled!)

One response to “Funky Drummer: Slingerland Drum, ca. 1920s

  1. NATALIA vergara

    This is called talent Justin, I absolutely love it :) merci!

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