They are made of American Hickory, a wood that has a very dense structure and yet flexibility. This makes these sticks extremely durable on one hand, on the other hand they provide a very comfortable playing feel. The powerful designs of the American Classic Sticks create a full, warm and expressive sound on drums, cymbals and percussion. The sticks, mallets and beaters are manufactured in the USA under the strictest quality controls and are subject to thorough testing. Only perfect sticks, matched to perfect pairs, leave the Vic Firth factory.