Yes, they are confirmed Duluth shells and hoops, direct from the company (I asked). Depending on hardware or any finish work (or if you go thru another company) these can generally be built for $1000-1500. The price DW is charging is ridiculous.So is it safe to say these are being made by Duluth? I keep waiting to hear more details but Dave Elitch(the person who inspired this drum) hasn't given any specifics. Part of me wonders if the lugs are cast bronze as well because that price just seems exorbitant. Good on DW if they are able to sell them.