TAMA is a brand of drum kits and hardware manufactured and marketed by the Japanese musical instrument company, Hoshino Gakki. Tama's research and development of products, along with production of its professional and most expensive drums, is done in Seto, Japan, while its hardware and less expensive drums are manufactured in Guangzhou, China. Hoshino has several offices around the world for marketing and wholesale distribution. Drums destined for the U.S. market are assembled and stocked at Hoshino (U.S.A.) in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The U.S. subsidiary also contributes to Tama's market research and development.
Hoshino Gakki began manufacturing drums in 1961 under the name "Star Drums". Hoshino, the family name of the founder, translates to "star field," thus the selection of the "Star Drums" brand name. The drums were manufactured at Hoshino's subsidiary, Tama Seisakusho, which had opened in 1962 to manufacture Ibanez guitars and amplifiers. While the production of guitars and amps was moved out of the factory by 1966, the production of drums there continued to grow. The two higher lines of drum models, Imperial Star and Royal Star, were introduced to the American market and were successful lower-cost drums competing against more expensive American-made drums offered by Rogers, Ludwig, and Slingerland at the time.
Tama Traditional Series Drumsticks 7A Wood Tip
Tama Traditional Series Drumsticks 7A Nylon Tip
Tama Traditional Series Drumsticks 5B Wood Tip
Tama Traditional Series Drumsticks 5B Nylon Tip
Tama Traditional Series Drumsticks 5A Wood Tip
Tama Traditional Series Drumsticks 5A Nylon Tip
TAMA SG52KH6C Stagestar 5-Piece Drum Kits with Cymbals, Wine Red
TAMA SG52KH6 Stagestar
Tama SG52KH6 Stagestar 5 Piece Drums
Tama Original Series Drumsticks O214-P Wood Tip
Tama Original Series Drumsticks O214-B Wood Tip
Tama Original Series Drumsticks O213-P Wood Tip
Tama Original Series Drumsticks O213-B Wood Tip