Has your drum skin broken? We can fix it for you

  • How much does it cost?
    $90-$180 depending on size and whether cord needs to be replaced.
    Basic re-skin (full sized 13″ djembe) $135
  • How long does it take?
    1-2 weeks depending on drying time (weather dependent). We can loan djembes in the interim if required
  • Is it possible to re-skin drums from interstate?
    Yes. We can post drums Australia-wide. Postage is usually around $20 each way
  • What sort of skin is used?
    Unsalted, untreated Australian goat hide. We stock a range of thicknesses (light, medium-light, medium, medium-heavy and heavy). Cow, deer and calf skins on request.
Call Simon to arrange re-skin: 0425 753 553

With almost twenty years of drum making experience Simon Lewis has gained a reputation for his outstanding craftsmanship. Djembes and dunduns are made with care ensuring a great sound, a great look and durability. Simon uses only quality selected hides and top grade cords.

Simon has worked alongside master drum makers in Mali and Guinea but much of his expertise derives from first hand experience. He repairs djembes, dunduns, congas, bongos and frame drums.

Drum Sales

We supply a large range of hand picked djembe and dundun drums from Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory coast and Ghana.

Lightwood VS Hardwood

Lightwood drums are usually cheaper and produce a bright responsive sound. Melina timber is most common timber used.

Hardwood drums come in a variety of timbers including Linge, Hare, Akajou, Red Wood and Iroko. These timbers produce a more complex timbre and usually weigh more.

Shape and size

The shape and design of drums can vary from each region/ country. All drums are hand carved by experienced crafters and are made from one solid piece of timber. There are various sizes: small 9-10″ diameter. Medium 11-12″. Large 13-15″.

Cord

We use marine grade polysester cord (nylon core) that is virtually unbreakable! We use a range of colours , many of which are designed by us. We mostly use 4mm and 5mm thicknesses.

Your sound

Many of our drums are custom made to order. Simon says….”No two drums are the same. We like to make drums that suit the individual”

Talk to us about the type of sound, weight and look that you prefer. Our craftsmanship is guaranteed for life and we are always happy to answer any questions or tune your drum after purchase. We can also offer advice about the most suitable djembe for you (budget and experience level).

Visit us

Make a time to come and have a look at our range of drums at our home workshop in Coburg North. Contact us

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