Made To Order. From Scratch. For You.

We’ve made a name for ourselves by providing drummers with the very best in custom set-ups for over 35 years.

Don Sleishman pioneered the way with custom build drums more than 35 years ago.Working directly with customers to achieve the best outcome both visually and audibly! Don handled custom builds with a very hands on approach & today we still approach our Custom Build Series the very same way.

Sleishman Custom Build drums provide you with a tonal choice and an individual look. We will work with you to create a custom look that is completely your own, combined with that legendary Sleishman sound!! Its simple, Select your timber, sizes & finish then we will do the rest! All our custom builds are made to order for you, by us.

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  • African Bubinga

The high density bubinga wood provides a rich deep tone, that will punch through any band with thick resonating sound.





  • 100% A Grade USA Maple

An industry standard (& with good reason) both warm and projecting in sound with strong, controlled  sustain. Perfect for the versatile drummer.





  • USA Walnut

An extremely warm, well rounded note with a stunning amount of projection given its low note.







Walnut Maple Sample

  • USA Walnut/USAMaple

The perfect blend of punchy thick tone, and a balanced warm sustain.




Mahogany Poplar Sample

  •  Mahogany/Poplar

Taking a page from the history books, mahogany poplar will give you well defined singing notes when tuned at high  or low pitch.




Wenge Birch Sample

  • Wenge/Birch (NEW)

A bright projecting drum sound combined with a powerfully low bass note.





Choose any configuration you desire with our Custom Series builds.


  • 8″rsz_1rsz_stickers2
  • 10″
  • 12″
  • 13″
  • 14″
  • 16″
  • 18″

Bass Drums

  • 18″
  • 20″
  • 22″
  • 24″


  • 12″
  • 13″
  • 14″

Custom Sound. Custom Look.

All Sleishman Custom Series drums are hand finished, using only the highest quality stains, paints or lacquers.

Our Custom Series drums provide no limits to the kind of finishes you can choose from. We will work with you to create a custom look that suits you and enhances the tone of your drum!

Hardware options include either any of our  finishes, Classic Chrome or Satin Silver or Black Powder-coat or create a custom coat hardware to match your custom shell finish!


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Remo USA heads are fitted as standard on every Sleishman kit.

Toms: Batter – Emperor (Clear or Coated) Resonant – Ambassador (Clear)

Bass Drums: Batter- Powerstroke 3 (Clear) Resonant – Powerstroke 3 (Black or White)

Snares: Batter: Control Sound C.S. Dot (Coated) Snare Side: Ambassador Hazy