Building the highest quality product initially depends on the expertise of those that select the the wood. Premium grade hardwoods like maple, walnut, birch and basswood are hand-selected from worldwide sources and are then matched by skilled experts to ensure that every drum Mapex produces carries with it the signature tonal and resonant properties that define the distinctive Mapex sound.
Mapex Drums is a Taiwanese brand of musical instruments established by KHS Musical Instruments in 1989. Instruments manufactured with the "Mapex" name include drum kits and hardware.
Check out the latest from Mapex drums at drummersuperstore.com We are your largest Mapex dealer in the states. Below you see the Mapex Saturn Evolution Lineup aka Mapex Saturn Elite. Mapex has taken their science of hybrid shells and took it to all new levels. Creating a formula of sheer perfect when applied to a drum like a Saturn. They are continuing tradition with the maple/walnut bass drum, however, now if you choose the hybrid setup, you get all birth / walnut toms.