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