Los Cabos Drumsticks are a Canadian company located in the province of New Brunswick on the country’s east coast. With it’s distinct coastline full of capes and inlets stretching from Quebec’s Gaspé peninsula to the northern tip of the state of Maine, founders Larry and Gillian Guay chose the name Los Cabos (the cape) as a way to reflect both the unique qualities of their home province and the wide world of music to which their products appeal.
While 2005 saw the initial dowels lathed to become the world’s first Los Cabos Drumsticks, a long history of woodworking preceded their entrance into the world of music. For many years previous, they Larry and Gillian operated a wood turning business, turning legs for tables and chairs until a chance one-time contract opened their eyes to the exciting and ever-changing world that is the music industry.
Together with his wife Gillian, the two set off across the country, sticks in hand, on one of the most comprehensive door to door sales campaigns in Canadian history. Traveling to every major city centre in the country, these two determined individuals began to not only turn heads with their wide range of quality, Canadian-made products but also with the way they chose to do business. At the time, many retailers were witnessing a shift in the way several companies were operating. Many were moving from door to door visits to telephone conversations, and eventually to online orders devoid of human interaction. In the midst of this systematic streamlining between distributor and retailer, in walked Larry and Gill with a bag of drumsticks and friendly smile!
Making a good pair of sticks begins by selecting the best wood possible. We manufacture many different models of sticks using Canadian maple and American hickory. Our maple is considered to be the best in the business and our hickory from the southern USA is known the world over as the top choice for stick manufacturing. We also use red hickory which comes from the heart of the tree, making it stronger and more durable for those who need a bit “more” from their sticks.
We use only the finest grades of wood. Every dowel is hand inspected to ensure that the grain is straight and free from any defects. Only then does it go to our lathes to be turned into a LOS CABOS DRUMSTICK. When you purchase a pair of our sticks, you are investing in quality craftsmanship. With nearly two dozen models to choose from, Los Cabos Drumsticks offers something for every drummer.