Anthony Defusco of "The Village Drum and Music" has been handling Walberg & Auge's vintage drum restoration projects since the rebirth of W&A. (April 27th 2014)
His work is meticulous, prices are very affordable and the turn around time is the quickest we've ever experienced.
If you are in need of any drum restoration services, this is the place to go. Tell them Walberg & Auge sent you and you will be taken care of.
If you are having a Walberg & Auge drum restored, we will help with any questions, suggestions or concerns about the restoration process. We also offer help in W&A drum identification for historical tracking purposes.
No worries if your drum set is not W&A, Anthony restores all new and old drums of any kind.
Restoring your vintage drums not only restores their appearance but also
restores their value.
Anthony takes great pride in his restoration services as this is what he enjoys most. He has many resources to help restore your drums back to their original condition.
Anthony usually has restored vintage snares and sets at Village Drum and Music so you can see his work.
Village Drum and Music is a remarkable place to visit! In many ways it resembles the old Walberg & Auge store and workshop of yesteryear. As you walk into the store, you enter the showroom floor with an array of beautiful new and vintage drums. Keep walking and you'll reach the sales counter surrounded by racks of drum sticks and accessories. Look beyond the counter and you will see Anthony's repair and restoration shop. It's a beautiful representation of the drum shops of yesteryear. Very old school cool!
The Village Drum & Music LLC
17 Silk Lane, North Scituate, RI 02857 - (401) 764-0990
Mon., Tues. & Thurs. - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Wed. & Fri. - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sat. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Below are a few examples of Anthony's restoration services completed for Walberg & Auge.
Specs: Bass Drum: 14"x22" - 6 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Tom: 9"x13" - 6 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Floor Tom 16"x16" - 6 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Snare: 6.5"x14" - 3 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Gretsch Streamline Lugs. Single Flanged hoops on toms, Diacast on snare. Ludwig Floor Tom Mounts. The rest of the hardware made by W&A. Built to 'Perfection' by Robert George Bernard (RGB) in June 1962.
Specs: 6 Ply shell possibly made by Walberg & Auge. Gretsch Diacast Hoops. The rest of the hardware made by W&A.
Specs: Dual inlay bass drum hoops found on W&A kits dated 1930's - 1950's. (Not an easy task)
Specs: Bass Drum: 14"x22" - 6 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Toms: 8"x12" and 9"x13" - 6 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Floor Tom 16"x16" - 6 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Snare: 6.5"x14" - 3 Ply Gretsch/Jasper Shell. Gretsch Streamline Lugs. DiaCast hoops on toms. Ludwig Floor Tom Leg Mounts. The rest of the hardware made by W&A. Built to 'Perfection' by Robert George Bernard (RGB) in 1964.
1940's Walberg and Auge Drum Set (Vintage White Pearl)
Specs: Single Ply Shells, 14x26" Bass Drum, 8x12 and 12x14 toms, 5x14 snare (new). Shells possible made by W&A or Keller. Gretsch Rocket Lugs and hoops, the rest of the hardware made by W&A. Possibly built to 'Perfection' by George Bernard (painted black on the inside).