"Mike what can I say.. You know more about actual drums than 3/4 of the drummers in this world.. When I get some time I am going to come over and hang and build a snare shell with you from start to finish.. I am already putting the word out... I am amazed at your talents both playing, and making drums.. These are definately custom kits, not a set of shells customized to what a person is looking for.... There is no match for the quality you are putting in to your drums..... Like I said never cut yourself short... We will definately be seeing more of each other..."
- Your Buddy Jammer - June 2012
"Sick @#$% sets Mike! These are some of the most beautiful kits I have seen in a long time. You're the premiere drum maker of today! My hats off to Mike Wittman! - Reno Starr - June 2012.
My name is Mike Wittman. I am the founder and craftsman of a superior line of stave built snares and kits. Wittman Stave Drums™ was born from a personal passion of excellence in craftsmanship and a desire to see and hear what difference solid wood might make over plywood, which is the accepted industry standard today. And what a difference it makes. The tone is amazing, the sustain is incredible...and they are very easy to look at.
All of the instruments manufactured at Wittman Stave Drums™ have been hand held through the entire creative process. From the day the woods are selected through the cutting, fitting, sanding and finishing processes to the day they are packaged for delivery. It all takes place under one roof and under my close scrutiny.
I look forward to putting a quality snare or entire kit into your hands so you,too, can experience the sound, the feel, the look, the aesthetics and pure workmanship of a Wittman Stave Drum™
I am very pleased with and take pride in presenting these drums to you....
Mike Wittman, Founder and Craftsman