Based in Japan, Canopus Drums is one of the world’s leading custom drum builders. Founded in 1977 by Shinichi Usuda, Canopus has risen to fame on the back of several innovations, most notably, Zelkova solid shell snare drum which is made from a hollowed-out tree trunk. In addition to seamless soild-shell shells like the Zelkova model, Canopus offers ply shells from mahogany, birch, and maple, as well as acrylic and, carbon fiber. In a 2009 interview with DRUM! magazine, Usuda noted that in building Canopus Drums, “Our first purpose is to make the very best sound.”
Canopus has a goal of being the top quality drum and hardware provider. The hardware leans towards the classic vintage drum hardware, with more modern appointments and features. Have a look at our selection and learn a bit about why we love Canopus!
Buying drums should be fun. At Drum Center of Portsmouth, our goal is to have the most unique and vast selection of boutique drum sets, snare drums, and cymbals, and to cultivate long-term relationships with our customers and clients.