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Adam Miller and Meg Teckman-Fullard of Business Insider were recently given the chance to travel to the town of Granville, Massachusetts. This may not seem like a destination of choice for some but those who are interested in the world of drum factories find this area to be fascinating.

While they were there, they were given the chance to visit the oldest drum factory this nation has to offer.

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Noble and Cooley have been in existence for 160 years now and for good reason. This is where high-quality bespoke percussion instruments are crafted.

In fact, their snare drums are constructed with just one plank of wood. It’s the type of thing that has to be seen to be believed. The business has been in the family for many generations now as well.

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“Seven generations of one family have been making drums at Noble & Cooley since 1854. The Massachusetts company started off manufacturing toys, but is now known for their high-end snare drums made from a single plank of wood,” the description of Business Insider’s video reads.

When Adam and Meg finally arrived, they were given the chance to speak directly with Company President Jay Jones and his son, Master Builder Nick Jones.

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“Every drum that I’m putting in a box at the end of the day, I know the customer, who it’s going to, or at least the shop it’s shipping to. I like that. You know having that ability to know who you’re building a drum for makes you care that much more about the drum you’re making and I don’t want to lose that,” the younger Jones says in the video.

This sort of craftsmanship is not seen on a regular basis anymore. We love to see videos like this one, where people are putting in real time and effort to ensure the highest level of quality. We are not drummers ourselves but a story of this nature makes us want to pick up a set, to be quite honest.

Check out the video below:

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