EST. 2000 In Dudley, MA USA
History of SJC Drums - Written by Jono Diener in 2014 for Vice Media
It’s funny when you look at a photograph of yourself from a decade ago and while one part of you pokes fun at how inexperienced and immature you were, the other half wishes you could go back to that care-free time. I had those mixed feelings when I walked into a large warehouse and was greeted by my friend, and SJC Drums owner, Mike Ciprari. I still remember visiting SJC when they were located in Dudley, MA in 2006. Mike was just a goofy kid in big glasses working out of his grandma’s basement. Now, Mike is a matured, industry veteran running the top custom drum company in the world. Here’s the story of how Mike started from scratch and ended up running an empire.