Palmetto Drum Co

Palmetto Drum Co Palmetto Drums are custom made drums for the beginner to the advanced. Design your own drum kit from the finish to the hardware. Retail store is closed.

Retail store opened in 1994. Palmetto Custom Drums born about 5 years prior. Retail store closed in 2013 but we're still making custom drums.

Operating as usual


Just got back from Hot 'Lanta, been on a visit with Brit Turner from Blackberry Smoke. We are going to issue a limited number of Brit Turner signature Hackberry snare drums, custom designed by Brit and signed and numbered. We will also be building a signature drum set with special badges in the near future, Exciting things are going to start happening, so stay tuned.


Cymbals, cymbals, cymbals ---- Just got in about 40 cymbals - mostly Zildjian. Need a crash, ride, hats, spash? Check us out!


5 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC

General information

1994 brought the opening of a retail store named Palmetto Music on the intersection of Wade Hampton Blvd and Stone Ave. It would not only be a way to showcase Palmetto Drums but also sell other musical instruments and accessories. Fred, having been engrossed in drums, did not know a lot about guitars and amps but he learned the ropes by listening to people, asking advice, reading trade materials and by playing with other musicians. Fred became the one to go to for the vintage, used and odd musical equipment and gear. Now the store features more drums than anything but still has the feel of a comfortable spot for musicians to gather and talk music. Palmetto Drums are custom drums made to a customers specific requirements. Different size basses, toms, snares, heads, rims, tension casings, drum finishes and wood types are all considerations when designing a custom made kit. We offer types of woods from typical maple to exotic woods like zebra wood and orange Drum finishes can be stains, wraps or acrylic in colors that boggle the mind. All drums are hand rubbed and finished to a gloss or satin. No machines or mass produced techniques are used. And Fred still does everything himself. We also offer new drums for the beginner to advanced like Ludwig, Gretsch, and Taye. New parts for repairs and vintage parts are here too! We can repair or restore drums and clean or replace the hardware.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00


(864) 232-1726


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