Sonor have quickly established themselves as one of the industry’s most well respected and trusted drum brands. The German company has become a firm favourite of enthusiasts and professionals alike, and it’s easy to see why. 



Founded in 1875 in Weißenfels by Johannes Link, his humble workshop began by producing basic military drums and drumheads. However, it wasn’t until 1907 that the name Sonor was trademarked – marking the start of the company as we know it today. By 1925, Sonor was one of the largest drum companies around, with 145 employees working to produce cutting-edge pieces of percussion. Fast forward to the present day, and the ensuing years have seen constant product innovation and market leading releases.

Notable drummers currently endorsed by Sonor include the likes of Benny Greb, JoJo Mayer, Aaron Spears, Danny Carey (Tool) and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree). You’ll be amongst illustrious company, that’s for sure!


Sonor offer a range of core lines which span from more affordable entry-level kits like the AQ1, to the high-end, premium SQ1 series. Not to mention the Vintage series, which combines the style and sound of classic sets with modern design sensibilities; an old-school kit for the current day drummer!