All Marko Percussion products are hand-made by me at my residence in San Francisco. After much pondering, experimenting and obsessing in my workshop and, after much input and encouragement from my fellow percussionists, I feel confident (and humbled) in offering my line of percussion products to Samba and World Music players the world over.
Through “intuitive engineering,” I've developed designs that are functional, durable and beautiful. I take an unhurried, meditative approach to my craft. A typical Rio surdo mallet, for example, requires 16 production steps to complete. Each mallet, beater, shaker and drumsling is a labor of love.