6 Handcrafted Drums Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Make A Handcrafted Drums Business

Start a handcrafted drums business in an industry ready to boom. Firsthand drum builders and craftspeople have long sought out solid places to connect, guild-style, on the web. If you're on a shoestring budget, think about starting a handcrafted drums business.

The global handcrafted Drums & IBCs Market is expected to hit a market value of $16B by 2022 and is expected to reach $22.5B from 2022 to 2029. Starting your own handcrafted drums business in the modern age is much easier than it used to be. Because of the rise in sites like eBay over the past 20 years, it's much easier to pick up some used equipment and have your own drum kit up and running for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a handcrafted drums business:

1. Goya ($24K/year)

Oran (from Dublin, Ireland) started Goya about 5 years ago.

$2K / month
1 founders / 0 employees
Dublin, Ireland

Case Study

Hello, my name is Oran and I handcraft steel tongue drums used by musicians and also for sound therapy/meditation. The tongues or notes are tuned in a way that they all resonate with each other making it very easy to create alluring melodies, when the tongue is hit with you finger or a mallet, it vibrates creating sound waves. There is a hole underneath allowing sound to escape. No musical background is needed to play, so they are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Sales vary from month to month but tend to average out at $2000 a month from my website www.goya.ie. I’m continually creating new designs and experimenting with sounds which is a perfect way for me to spend my time.


Learn more about starting a handcrafted drums business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a handcrafted drums business?
-> Pros and cons of a handcrafted drums business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established handcrafted drums business
-> Marketing ideas for a handcrafted drums business

Other resources

-> Handcrafted drums business tips

4. Musical Instruments Distributor Ireland, Irish Strings, Drums, Flutes, Harps online

Muzikkon Irish Musical Instruments distributors in Ireland, Handcrafted Irish Strings, traditional Bodhrans Drums, Flutes, Harps. Irish Musical Instrument online store offers guitar, bodhran, doumbek, ukulele, and dulcimer Strings, Bodhrans Drums, Flutes, Harps at affordable at prices.

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6. Modern Drummer Magazine

  • Website traffic: 180K/month
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