Sakae Artist: Cristiano Castellitto

Cristiano is an Italian drummer based in London, U.K. He started studying at Berklee College of Music in September 2006 and after two semesters managed to secure a grant for his good results. There he studied with some of the best tutors, such as Casey Schaurrell, Terry Lyne-Carrington, Dave DiCenso, Larry Finn and many others. He was exposed to many different musical styles such as jazz, funk, fusion, afro-cuban and Brazilian music. He graduated with ‘Magna Cum Laude’ from Berklee in 2009 and immediately moved to London with the aim of becoming a performer and tutor.

Cristiano has performed with U.K. artists such as Swindle, GOGO, Grand Union Orchestra and many others. He has also performed in musicals and theatre shows, including the Olivier Award-nominated ‘This House’ at the Royal National Theatre and ‘The Merchant of Venice’ (Almeida Theatre).

These drums, from the sound to the finishings, are a real work of art. They are simply stunning!

Cristiano Castellitto

Cristiano's Set-Up

Trilogy Series

Sakae’s proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells are at the heart of Trilogy’s vintage sound. 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings at the top and bottom of the shell help to dry the sustain and keep the ultra-thin shell in round.

  • Vintage Club Oyster
  • 20 x 16 Bass drum
  • 10 x 8 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 14 Floor tom
  • 14 x 5.5 Snare

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