The History of Shaw Percussion

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

Originally founded in 1866 in Yorkshire, William Shaw Ltd regularly made drumsticks for local Northern England Factory marching and brass band drummers, although their main business when they formed was the manufacture of wooden pegs for the mill industry.

They continued with this drumstick production through the wartime Dance Band Era and into the 1950’s Skiffle period. By the time that the ‘British Beat Boom’ was in full swing in the 1960’s the Shaw factory was exclusively producing drumsticks.

The original Classic English Model sticks such as Super Soul, E, C and C Plus which is a longer version of the C suitable for more contemporary styles, are still produced currently along with more familiar USA models such as 5A, 7A and 5B.

We use modern tooling that has been designed to match the original dimensions perfectly, but this gives Shaw the benefits of using modern production methods.

All Hickory is premium quality US sourced and weighed before and after production to make sure that sticks are not just matched as a pair but also the same weight as the first pair you chose and the next pair you use!

Shaw now produce many different items for drummers from wingnuts and mats to stands, thrones and full custom designed drum sets.

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