Ossi-percussion drums are hand-made of Finnish wood. They combine the best possible sound, the west African instrument building tradition and Finnish woodworking know-how. Our drums have been developed with the world’s best percussionists. They are built to last a lifetime and have been manufactured in accordance with ecological and ethical values.
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Standing on the shoulders of the ancestors
Solid shell means that the drum is made of one single piece of wood, just like the original african ones. Drums made in this way resonate with high volume and allow you to play clear notes with ease.
Profound research on drumbuilding traditions and 12 years of product development with the world’s best percussionists guarantee that you get one of the best drums on the market.
Finnish handcraft and the use of local tree species makes our products sustainable, beautiful and unique.
Park trees from Helsinki get a new life at Ossi Percussion. No trees need to be felled for drum timber, we only use trees that would end up being chipped for energy production.
Organic and sustainable choices are what we believe in. Our products are an alternative for overharvested southern hardwoods. Finnish tree makes as good drums as the traditional African species. Local maple, elm and birch produce very dense timber in our nothern climate. We use natural vegetable oils and waxes.for treating the shells.
The story of the tree means that we can give customers exact information of where the tree has grown and its age. Many of our drums used to grow in historical places around Helsinki.
Highly standardized manufacturing process and quality control guarantees that each drum we sell is of professional quality.
Our custom made drums are made to your order by professional instrument builders.