My 12 year old son has saved his money to buy a drum set. I want him to get a good sturdy set like Gretsch or Tama, but he has found a 7 piece set by Hawk for $360 that he wants to get. I want to know if this is a good brand before I let him spend his money on it.
I don't know much about Hawk drums. In fact, there is almost no information about them on the internet. There is a "HawkDrums" website, but the drums are made in Spain and the website is in Spanish. They look like very high quality drums, so I doubt that this would be the company (considering the low price for a 7 piece set).
Are you and your son able to view the drums before purchasing? Here are some things to think about:
1. Are cymbals included? If they are, they are most likely not the highest quality, but if they are NOT, they there will be an extra initial outlay of $ for your son. Of course, cymbals and drum heads can be upgraded later.
2. How old are the drums and how much have they been played? I am assuming they are used. If they are NEW, then it is indeed a VERY low price for so large a set.
3. I guess what I am saying is that, not knowing the Hawk brand specifically, I can only suggest things to consider. One other thing is this:
Your son seems to have been responsible in saving the money for his own set and also in looking for a set that he can afford. It might be good to discuss a few considerations (like the above) with him and then let him make the choice.
There is a great deal of pride that goes with saving your own money and purchasing your own instrument. Let's face it, a $390.00 set is not going to last forever, no matter what the brand and the life lessons earned may well be worth a lot more than the drum set.
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