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Sakae Drums

Sakae Trilogy Vintage Style Drm Kit
The Vintage DrumYard is the official stockist and endorsee artist centre for Sakae Rhythm drums.

About Sakae Rhythm

Sakae Rhythm is a high quality drum manufacturer located in Osaka Japan. Since 1925, Sakae Rhythm has devoted their passion and craftsmanship to creating the best drums and percussion instruments in the world. In 2009, after 40 years of making drums for one of the world’s leading drum companies, Sakae Rhythm launched their original brand, “Sakae Drums”.

“Sakae” stands for “Prosperity” in Japanese. The Sakae S-spiral logo is derived from the name with hope for prosperity for all musicians and the entire music industry.

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Sakae Drums is revisiting a legendary drum sound with the introduction of the Trilogy series. “Our approach was to utilize the three-ply shell in a way that would have a distinctive Sakae sound, but still pay homage to that vintage sound so loved after all these years,” states Eizo Nakata, president of Sakae Drums.

Sakae’s proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells are at the heart of Trilogy’s vintage sound. 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings at the top and bottom of the shell help to dry the sustain and keep the ultra-thin shell in round.

The hardware is from Sakae’s PAC-D and Road Anew series. It is lightweight and helps allow the thin shell to resonate as much as possible. Also, the Trilogy series is extremely lightweight, making the perfect kit for the classic Jazz tones of the 50’s. Sakae’s distinctive attack, when utilized with thicker drumheads, creates the punchy, dry tones of early R&B and 70’s Rock.

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Trilogy Vintage Snare Drum

SHELL 3ply (Maple/Poplar/Maple)
LUGS 8 Aluminum Lugs
BEARING EDGE 60 degrees

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] Listen to a comparison between a’52 Radio King, ’53 Round Badge and a Sakae Trilogy snare.

Available Finishes

New finishes will be added soon

Black Oyster Pearl

Black Oyster Pearl

Vintage Club Oyster

Vintage Club Oyster

Sky Blue Pearl

Sky Blue Pearl

Mint Oyster Pearl

Mint Oyster Pearl

Trilogy Drum Kit – Available Shell Sizes

Kick Drums

Diameter Depth Model
24″ 16″ TRK2416
14″ TRK2414
22″ 16″ TRK2216
14″ TRK2214
20″ 16″ TRK2016
14″ TRK2014
18″ 14″ TRK1814


Diameter Depth Model
13″ 10″ TRT1310
9″ TRT1309
12″ 9″ TRT1209
8″ TRT1208
10″ 8″ TRT1008
7″ TRT1007

Floor Toms

Diameter Depth Model
18″ 16″ TRF1816
16″ 16″ TRF1616
14″ 14 TRF1414

Snare Drums

Diameter Depth Model
14″ 6.5″ SD1465TR
5.5″ SD1455TR

Extra Hardware

Tom Clamp Short CL-10S
Tom Clamp Long CL-10L
Adapter AD-10