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click the drums ! ...

Pekka Helanen has built instruments since 1980, including Finnish zithres, mandolins, guitars, basses ... However, Pekka is specialized in drums, has been since his early school-days when he built his first drums. They were squered, made of board with drumheads made of cardboard ...

Today he is one of the only manufacturers in Skandinavia who builds also the drum- bodies himself. After years of research and development, Pekka uses special molds to build his drums. And the material, Finnish birch, is highly valued material in the word of drum-making.