Only when sound is becoming a real experience, the SONOR quality standard is met. From precision craftsmanship musical expression is shaped.

For decades SONOR has supported the constant improvement of percussion instruments on a scientific level. The close cooperation with research institutes, renowned musicologists and leading artists builds the basis for these efforts. Several groundbreaking developments were made possible by these mutual activities. An example is the optimization of the resonance properties of drum shells. In the area of mallet instruments, vibraphones, metallophones and glockenspiels SONOR has introduced major improvements in quality standards. Also concert and marching percussion instruments have seen considerable further developments.

SONOR drums and hardware receive top results almost regularly from test reports in leading drum and percussion magazines. As a first in musical instruments, SONOR received the highest design award of Germany in 1994. But always one key element remains through all certificates and achievements: The dedication of SONOR to offer sound the best possible basis.



Percussion instruments create a unique aura of fascination. Hardly another type of instrument except for maybe the human voice can connect people to music so directly and at the same time naturally. The vibrations of drum heads, of wood and metal bars touch human beings in a special way. The direct contact of your body with the instrument, the physical sensation of sound and the power of rhythm all this makes percussion a truly all-encompassing experience.