About Mothertone

Mothertone is a unique company within the music industry that started out specializing in exceptional musical instruments and extras, particularly Drums and Percussion products.
From there a whole lot of great things happened!


Founded by Australian Michael Turner, with help from his pal, Lee Griffin. The two moved to Nashville, Tennessee USA with a plan of doing all sorts good things within the music industry, far beyond drums.....


We put on events, create new products and instruments, we educate, we record albums.... we still build amazing drum and percussion equipment.... and we have a lot of fun along the way.


Mothertone is driven by individuals who are thinkers and designers.... people who are not content unless they are constantly improving and innovating. This keeps Mothertone moving forward and pushing boundaries, creating ideas for the greater good of music and musicians."


"We're not here to compete with the mass production scene.... we're here to do much cooler things than that."

Years of playing instruments, loving being part of the world wide music industry with all it's different sides and twists, combined with an obsession of making better anything we didn't love enough about "the usual" equipment.... equals the Mothertone drive to change things.

Custom Build Projects


Mothertone loves cool custom drum designing and building projects. Whether it be Full Drum Sets, Cajons, Percussion Boxes, accessories or maybe even some other idea you have. Talk with us about it.

Check out Roy “Futureman” Wooten’s set as featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, the Hathaways Wildertent Session kit, The Perc Boxes or the custom build cajons.

Mentoring and Classes


Mothertone also offers mentoring, guest speaking with classes. or one on one. This wealth of experience can be provided by Mothertone staff and/or our Artists. This is great for students, musicians, and the music industry associated.

Contact Mothertone for more information.

"Mother Of All Hangs"
Yes, we are responsible for the "Mother Of All Hangs" Events.
Always featuring an amazing lineup of Artists and proud Sponsors.
The most recent MOAH Event July 19-20th 2019 Nashville TN USA during SummerNAMM
2020 MOAH's were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID restrictions
Drums - Like no other

These are the pinnacle of drum design and function. Amazing qualities not found in any other drum brand, combined with exceptional build quality and materials equals tones, sounds and musical rewards that you have not heard from drums before. "Ground breaking"

Handmade in USA Cajons and Percussion Boxes.

Mothertone builds high end hand-made Cajons and Percussion Boxes in Nashville TN that will make you re-think these instruments…. as we did when we designed them. "Real, beautiful" instruments.

Guitar Library

Mothertone is helping artists of all levels achieve their recording and creative dreams.

The Sleishman Connection and History

Founder of Mothertone, Michael Turner met the Founder of Sleishman Drums, Don Sleishman over 25 years ago while Michael was on tour with his band in Sydney, Australia. Beyond their common passion for drums and seeking out the ultimate in drum tones, both Michael and Don also had mechanical engineering related backgrounds - the two connected immediately on many levels.


Fast forward 20 years….


Having then been a product demonstrator, a technical advisor/representative and there through all the years of refining an already excellent drum design, Michael’s knowledge of Sleishman Drums is extensive.


When it came to launching Sleishman Drums in the USA, Michael Turner with Mothertone was the obvious choice to help out.


Mothertone went on to set up the assembly and QA checks of Sleishman products prior to their sale/distribution in North America.


"Absolutely Amazing! I've never heard a kit through mics that sounds like a sample pack. Our sound guy usually uses samples for kick and snare and he said there's no need. It sounds beyond amazing as it is."  ​

—  Billy Nally - The Wrecks