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January 26, 2015

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Birthday Surprise With a Big Beat

Who doesn't love a story about dreams coming true? Sometimes we get the chance to make that happen and it's those moments that make us smile the most. This month, our customer service manager, Sarah Neczwid, received a message via the chat box on our website from a woman in North Carolina (Ginny) looking to surprise her husband Daniel with a new drum kit for his birthday. Not a musician herself, Ginny wasn't quite sure where to start and wanted to be sure she chose a kit that Daniel would love. What brand? What size? What finish?

As we all know, selecting an instrument is a very personal experience. It's hard enough to find the right fit for yourself let alone for someone else! As a drummer (and native North Carolinian), Sarah was eager to accept the challenge of helping Ginny set out on a covert operation to extract Daniel's drum preferences without tipping him off to the plan. Well, it worked and the perfect drum kit (plus matching snare) was selected, ordered and shipped in time for Daniel's birthday. Here is his wonderful reaction to such a thoughtful gift from his very cool wife:

I just wanted to thank you so much for helping my awesome wife pick out my absolutely stunning C&C Player Date 2 kit for my birthday. I never expected such an amazing gift!! She wrapped the snare and gave it to me and I was so excited when I opened it. It was the most amazing gift! Then, she said, "There's more. Go to the drum room." Two giant boxes with a huge red bow were waiting for me. She told me how awesome you were and how you guided her when she needed it. You did an AMAZING job, right down to the 24" kick. This is truly my dream kit. I have been daydreaming about it for many years and I am so glad she found you to help with the surprise. It's just perfect in every way. Late at night, when I have to stay quiet, I'll just go into the room and look at it. I have never seen or heard such beautiful drums and I still cannot believe they're mine. 

Thank you for the t-shirt and bag, too! I will wear it with pride and make sure to visit you at the store in Chicago whenever we get to come visit. Ginny was born there and we are planning a possible visit in the spring to revisit her roots. 

I just wanted to thank you for everything. This is the kit I want to play for the rest of my life.  Big love to you from NC.

Daniel ended up with the C&C Player Date 2 13/16/24 Maple/Mahogany 3pc Big Beat Kit in walnut stain plus the matching C&C 6.5x14 Player Date 2 maple/mahogany/maple Snare Drum in walnut stain. Ginny was awarded the 2015 Wife of the Year Award. 

Chrissy Hansen
Chrissy Hansen