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.

Shells of Distinction

Veneers In Stock

Interested in making a custom drum shell but not sure what’s available? We regularly source new veneers from around the world. See what we have on hand at our Minneapolis shop.

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.

We source 90 percent of our veneers for the fabrication of Rukus drum shells from Nordic. The quality and consistency provide peace of mind during our shell making process. Professional service from order to delivery.

Peter Lazos, Owner of Rukus Drums

Our state-of-the-art facility in Minnesota spans 12,000 square feet and 27 foot ceilings. That’s a lot of room for shells!

Our veneer storage is equipped with a 360 degree humidification system to ensure the veneer stays pliable and hydrated.

Our premiere shell presses are custom made exclusively for Nordic Shells based on our exact specifications for drum shell production. This allows Nordic to continue pushing the envelope as a leader in the drum shell manufacturing industry.

Nordic Shells

9775 85th Ave N
Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369