Dana Bentley was in the 5th grade when he started playing the drums at his local elementary school on the central coast of California. His parents gave him his first snare drum when he was in the sixth grade and his first drum set while in the 7th grade. Dana played in the marching band, jazz band, and concert band all through jr.high and high school. Even as a youngster Dana was always interested in the anatomy of the drum itself; how it worked and how to make it sound good. While still in high school Dana recovered his first drum set and began buying, selling, and trading drums. That's where it all started.
Then in 1992, twenty-six year old Dana packed up everything in his beat-up 1970 BMW and moved to Fresno to open his dream drum shop. That same year, Bentley's Drum Shop opened with eight drum sets and less money than the tax on Donald Trump's worst car. That was when Dana was still parting his hair on the right! Since then Bentley's has experienced incredible growth and success in the percussion industry. Today Bentley's Drum Shop is an award winning Five-Star drum shop with customers all over the world!
We would like to thank all of our great customers and employees over the years that have lead us to where we are today. We look forward to the future and many more years ahead of us!