Check out this video. We feature 3 of Elvin Jones’s drum sets from our collection. You’ll see Elvin’s Tama/Camco set, his Tama Crestar set and his Yamaha Maple Custom set, all played by the rather amazing Chris Hankins. It was so cool to have all 3 of these sets, along with Zildjian and Istanbul cymbals … Read More
Elvin Jones’s ’78 Tama/Camco Complete Drum Set, Authenticated. $11,995.00 In the early 1970s Elvin Jones was invited by the Tama drum company to endorse their newly acquired Camco drum line. Elvin’s legendary reputation made him the perfect representative for Camco, who were marketing themselves to a predominantly jazz playing audience. Elvin can be seen playing … Read More
Elvin Jones’s Used Gretsch 1970s 6A Drum Sticks. Framed, Authenticated $395.00 This set of Elvin Jones’s Gretsch drumsticks were owned and used by Elvin Jones. Elvin played this model Gretsch 6A drumstick from the 1960s through 1976. Acquired directly from Elvin’s wife along with a large quantity of his drum gear. They are professionally mounted, … Read More
I had a great conversation with Matt Biancardi at Reverb.com earlier this month. We talked in great detail about the Elvin Jones drum collection and my extreme good fortune to have been able to acquire it. Acquiring this monumental collection and the relationships I’ve made with countless drummers as a result of it has been … Read More
Elvin Jones’ Zildjian 20″ K Ride Cymbal, $895. Authenticated. Part of the Donn’s Drum Vault Elvin Jones Collection. This cymbal was owned and used by Elvin Jones. Elvin Jones has been closely associated with K Zildjian cymbals for his entire career. He was deeply involved in the design and creation of modern K Zildjian cymbals. … Read More
Elvin Jones’ Zildjian 14″ Light Hat Cymbals, $895.00. Authenticated. This custom matched 14″ pair of Zildjian Light Hi-Hats were owned and used by Elvin Jones. Both cymbals are “Top” cymbals. 920 grams and 940 grams. From the Donn’s Drum Vault collection. COA signed by Elvin’s wife and seller. Audio and Video recording available on request. … Read More
Elvin Jones’ K Zildjian 20″ Cymbal, Un-lathed, Un-labled. $895, Authenticated This cymbal is part of the Donn’s Drum Vault, Elvin Jones Collection. The custom made K Zildjian 20″ cymbal is un-lathed and bears no Zildjian ink logo on it’s top side. 2,400 grams. COA signed by Elvin’s wife and seller. See and hear the cymbal … Read More
Elvin Jones’ Engraved 20″ A Zildjian Prototype #2, $1,995.00 This cymbal is part of the Elvin Jones Collection at Donn’s Drum Vault. The custom made 20″ A Zildjian cymbal is one of only a handful of A Zildjian cymbals Elvin ever used. “Elvin Jones-2” is laser etched on the cymbal directly below the etched Zildjian … Read More
Elvin Jones’ Used Promark Signature Model Drumsticks, $85.00 Pair. This pair of Elvin Jones signature model drumsticks were owned and used by Elvin Jones between 1990 and 2004. Acquired directly from Elvin’s wife. Laser etched display case available separately for $40.00. Includes COA signed by Elvin’s wife. $7.00 US Shipping. SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE
Elvin Jones Jazz Machine – Custom Bird Design Red T-shirt #35 This t-shirt was made exclusively for the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine and was worn in live performances between 1975-2004. Guaranteed authentic. Includes copy of letter from Keiko Jones stating Donn Bennett is the exclusive re-seller. Stage worn and dry cleaned. 4 only. Size XL. … Read More
SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE. Elvin Jones’ Istanbul 20″ Ottoman Ride #15 This cymbal was hand selected by legendary jazz drummer Elvin Jones. “2790 E.J” is written in marker on the cymbal. This cymbal is guaranteed authentic. Acquired directly from Elvin’s wife. COA signed by Keiko Jones. Weight: 2790 g Price: $995.00 Serious offers considered.
Elvin Jones’ 1987 TAMA Crestar Drum Set. Ultra rare TAMA Crestar drums in spectacular gold lacquer finish. 18×14,12×8,13×9,16×16,18×16 wood shells. Cymbals, hardware and snare in photos are available but not included. Includes cases. Used by Elvin on live performances and recordings from the 1987 through the early 1990s. Pictured on the cover of Modern Drummer … Read More
Elvin Jones, 1990s, Yamaha Maple Custom Drum Set Yamaha all maple shells in Elvin’s signature Champagne sparkle finish. Includes complete set of cases and hardware in photos. 18×18″ bass with “Elvin Jones Jazz Machine” logo head, 12×8, 13×9 toms, 16×16, 18×18 floor toms. “ELVIN JONES” is engraved in the badges on the bass and floor … Read More
Elvin Jones, Yamaha 22″ Cymbal Case, Un-used This Yamaha custom made 22″ fibre cymbal case does not appear to have been used. “ELVIN JONES, YAMAHA DRUMS” is stenciled on the front. Acquired directly from Elvin’s wife. COA signed by Keiko Jones. PRICE, $495.00 Serious offers considered. SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
Elvin Jones, Leather 20″ Cymbal Bag Professional Percussion Center of New York, Heavy brown leather 20″ cymbal bag. Includes shoulder strap. Used during the 1980s. Includes Tama Drum Company stickers. Also airline stickers stamped “K. Jones”(Keiko Jones). Acquired directly from Elvin’s wife. COA signed by Keiko Jones. PRICE, $995.00 More photos available. Serious offers considered. … Read More
Elvin Jones, Yamaha 20″ Cymbal Case 20″ Custom fibre cymbal case. Stenciled “Elvin Jones, Yamaha Drums. Shows little sign of wear. Used by Elvin Jones from the late 1990s until his passing in 2004. Acquired directly from Elvin’s wife. COA signed by Keiko Jones. PRICE, $495.00 Serious offers considered. SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
Elvin Jones’, Gretsch Custom 1970s Maple 5×14 Snare This Gretsch maple shell snare was owned and used during the 1970s by Elvin Jones. The drum was customized for Elvin at the Professional Percussion Shop in New York city in 1972. They removed the original Gretsch throw off, installed a new Camco throw off and snare … Read More
Elvin Jones’ Keplinger Steel Custom 8×14 Steel Snare This is one of several snare drums famed drum builder Gregg Keplinger built for Elvin Jones throughout his life. This drum was built for Jones in 1995. The 8×14 solid steel drum features 20 individual tension lugs and a Nichol throw off. The drum is signed on … Read More
Elvin Jones’ Custom made Keplinger 5.5×14 steel pipe snare. This drum was custom made specially for Elvin Jones in 1978 by drum maker Greg Keplinger. This is the first actual production model of the legendary Keplinger steel pipe snare ever made (serial #0001). This is also the first of several snares Keplinger made for Elvin … Read More