The American Custom line consists of a variety of models conceived and engineered by Vic Firth - performer and teacher. The first manufacturer to apply the concept of a round striking surface to drumstick design, Vic developed the other originals that complete the line with jazz players in mind. All models are turned from select rock maple for a light, fast-playing stick with great flex and rebound. The Custom line is perfect for the artist who is playing lighter types of music, or prefers a beefier stick without a lot of weight. The SD1 Junior is a scaled down version of our SD1 General. Perfect for a young student's hands.