Who Is The Craviotto Drum Company?


Who is handcrafting your instrument?


Led by Sam Bacco, Craviotto remains committed to preserving Johnny's legacy by handcrafting heirloom quality instruments in the USA.  Craviotto moved to Music City in 2019. Sam Bacco carries the torch forward and leads all production efforts and product development initiatives including Craviotto's Diamond Series, an exciting all Maple-ply series showcasing many of Sam's innovations.

A true veteran in the industry, Sam was the driving force behind Gibson-owned Slingerland Drums in the 90s, the Leedy resurgence under Fred Gretsch, and as a full time performing musician in Nashville. 


Craviotto's craftsmen are committed to innovating further and carrying on Johnny's legacy of steam-bending our prized solid shells.

~ Saul Rocha ~

Saul joined Craviotto in 2003.  Johnny and Saul worked hand-in-hand. Saul is a seasoned craftsman who knows the "secret sauce" and traditions Johnny left behind. 

~ David Victor ~

Director - Sales & Marketing

David joined Craviotto in its start-up infancy as General Manager. David was promoted to Director of Marketing and Sales in 2016. From sales, to artist relations, to advertising and marketing, Dave's catch-all position always keeps him managing multiple projects with shifting deadlines. He wouldn't have it any other way. Craviotto Drums are part of his DNA .  



~ Logan Scarbrough ~

Office & Inventory

Logan is our newest addition. Logan received his degree from Middle Tennessee State and came to us from an internship at Pearl Drums.   Logan brings a love of music and a great attitude (and occasionally donuts) to Craviotto.


~ Zack Condell ~ 

Zack came to Craviotto from Fork's Drum Shop, an institution in Nashville's scene. Zack brings a great attitude, tons of artistic ability, and a great work ethic to Craviotto's team of craftsmen.


~ Paul ~


Paul is new to the Craviotto team. Paul worked with Sam at the Nashville Symphony and brings woodworking and manufacturing skills.