Shells of Distinction

Our Process

No. 01
SELECT VENEER, CUT TO WORKING SIZE AND APPLY GLUE
No. 02
PRESS VENEER INTO PLYS, THEN TAKE EXACT MEASUREMENTS
No. 03
CALCULATE THICKNESSES AND CUT EDGES ACCORDINGLY
No. 04
APPLY GLUE AND INSERT INTO PRESS
No. 05
EXAMINE SHELL TO ENSURE IT MEETS QUALITY STANDARDS
No. 06
CUT SHELLS SQUARE OR CUSTOMER’S SELECTED DEPTH

The Nordic Difference

Premium Grade

Each and every wood is hand selected from among the top graded woods in the world, ensuring it meets our highest standards of quality.

Range of woods

We provide a one-stop shop for a wide range of popular woods along with unique options not found anywhere else.

Our Guarantee

Before shipping, each shell is rigorously inspected using our quality assurance metrics and is guaranteed free of production flaws.

No Minimums

Whether testing out a product line prototype or creating a custom one-off request, there’s no minimum requirements.

Custom Orders

The possibilities are endless with the unique combinations of wood species, ply counts, grain orientations and shell sizes.

R&D Consultation

Support & consultation are included free, and can help to navigate tone, resonance, volume and aesthetic selection.

The quality of the woods have been great, no separations and beautiful veneer. And you guys save us 3 hours by cutting a straight edge on the ply sheets.

Bill Cardwell, Owner of C&C Drum Co.

Working directly with Nordic has been essential, they perfectly fit our approach and share our values. With both look and sound, Nordic shells are at the heart of what we do.

Lane Pederson, Co-Owner of Twin Cities Drum Co.

I have been working very close with Nordic for several years now. Customer service is unmatched and the quality is top shelf. You will not find a better shell for your build.

Bill Detamore, Founder of Pork Pie Percussion

Nordic has changed the game in the high quality custom drum shell world, and their True Series off-the-shelf stock is out of control. These shells not only look beautiful but sound amazing!

Preston Parsons, Owner of Vessel Drum Co.

These shells are AMAZING! I absolutely LOVE them. I'm very excited that I am now using Nordic Shells exclusively.

Swede Grooms, Owner of Swede Custom Drums

We purchase the majority of our shell making veneers from Nordic. The quality is top notch as is the customer service. This has allowed us to take our own shell making to the highest level possible.

Christopher Carr, Owner of Bucks County Drum Co.

Our order comes in perfect every time, which is incredible considering the variety of thicknesses, combinations and species of woods they offer. Plus the quick turnaround is a breath of fresh air.

Peter Lazos, Owner of Rukus Drums

Our Guarantee

Quality should be a priority, not an afterthought. 

We stand behind every product that rolls out of our shop, offering a 100% guarantee on the integrity of our drum shells.

This means that you can provide the best quality drums to your customers, without worry. If you are not satisfied with our product, you can return it for an exchange of the exact same item, no questions asked.