Founded by percussionist, educator and businessman Vic Firth, The Vic Firth Company has been setting the standard in the industry since its inception in 1963. Vic’s knowledge of how to incorporate new ideas was unsurpassed. In fact, many of the key manufacturing processes used today were invented or standardized by Vic. Never satisfied with the status quo, we continue to innovate, developing new imaginative designs and technologies so that every product we make sounds better, feels better and inspires you to play your best.
The American Classic® line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs, the Classics are turned from select hickory – a dense wood with little flex for a more pronounced sound. Hickory is also capable of withstandning a great deal of stock, making it highly durable. The tips are deeply back- cut for intensified cymbal response.