About WoodPack

Made to fit you – choose your WoodPack

The WoodPack instruments are made of various kinds of woods, which influences the final sound of the instrument and its price. The instruments are usually tuned in D minor, in case you are interested in other tuning (any kind of key or scale), please contact me and I can make you a personalized instrument.

WoodPack® RedEarth

Padauk is the most used wood for making WoodPack instruments. The texture of the wood is smooth, colored Orange/Brown and the acoustic is balanced, with warm tone and pleasant overtones. It comes from West Africa. It's perfect for Hand drumming. Check it out in e-shop

  • Very balanced 
  • Powerful resonance
  • Lot of tuned overtones
  • Long sustain

WoodPack® SunRise

For Sunrise model I use different resonant woods. Most of them come from Asia. Flagship of SunRise is Borneo Mahogany wood, its characteristic sound consist of:


  • Mellow Bass
  • Less overtones in Hihgs
  • Middle sustain

WoodPack® AfroBlue

The AfroBlue model has a specific sound and appearance. As its name suggests, percussive African music speaks for its sound. Despite the "tribal feel", this instrument is equally perfectly tuned. The wood used for the soundboard is dark, it is African walnut or Black maple. The instrument is ideal for mallets playing, and for up tempos.

  • Percussive, but pleasant tone
  • Quick response
  • Short sustain

Available Tunings of the WoodPack Drum

Take a look on the available and best sounding keys and scales for WoodPack Drum:   E major/10 tongues:   E minor/10 tongues:   D minor/10 tongues:   D minor/12 tongu...


Who is behind WoodPack?

Boris Čellár, musician, composer, arranger. After majoring in jazz guitar at the Austrian Kunst Universität Graz he started to become invested in ambient music and music therapy, b...


WoodPack won a Desing award

Bratislava Design Week took place in Bratislava at the beginning of the summer. Hosted in an untraditional environment, a week of the best Slovak design has to offer was wrapped up...


Trilok Gurtu plays WoodPack Instruments

In the fall of 2015 Trilok Gurtu, the world-famous percussionist of Indian origin, performed in Slovakia. Impressed by the instrument, he ordered a smaller and lighter version whic...


One of the best with WoodPack - Giovanni Hidalgo

One of the greatest percussionists on the planet, veteran Giovanni Hidalgo performed on the WoodPack after he had tried it out 10 minutes before the show. Watch a video of his perf...


First contact - David Hodek tries out a WoodPack prototype

Watch a video where young talented drummer David Hodek tries out a WoodPack for the first time.


Rhythms from Uganda

A WoodPack prototype was baptized by Ugandi rhythms. It took only 2 minutes for Rashid Buyinza to intuitively find his way around the instrument's tuning.