This Senegal djembe represents well the uniqueness and quality Senegal has to offer. Senegal has created a djembe shape that is totally unique from any other West African country with an elongated bowl and ultra-flared base. Extra-dense Dugura (dimba, duki) wood, with a thick goat skin, tuned with patience and power, combine to create a semi-dry to very-dry, crisp sound with ease of distinction between bass, tone, and slap. The above photos are representative of our Senegal djembes, but the actual drums may differ in design, rope color, and skin finishing style. Along with a money back guarantee, here is what this pro standard djembe features:
- 12-13" OSD wood, 23-24" full height, 11-12 " OSD base, 18-23 lbs
- Dark, very dense Dugura (dimba, dimbah, duki) hardwood, solid one piece construction, uniform thickness, imported direct
- Wood seasoned and handcarved in Senegal, West Africa, treated inside with karite (shea butter) and sealed outside to protect wood
- Thick Senegalese goat skin, dry shaved and hydrated with a bit of shea butter
- Skin may be molded over top rings or cut above top rings
- 4mm braided black, white, or mixed drum rope for the 32-36 pairs of vertical ropes, first row of tuning started
- 4mm black, white, or mixed drum rope for top loops and bottom loops, double hitch loop pattern on bottom ring
- Bright cloth used to wrap bottom and top rings, including flesh hoop to prevent rust damage to skin
- Rope carrying handle installed on bottom ring for easy transport (not on all models)
- Extra tuning rope included, wrapped around neck for storage
- All 1/4" rings custom fitted very tight, with bottom ring extra-thick
- Well shaped bearing edge, hand rounded for playing comfort and skin safety
- Artistic design carvings in the base will vary from shipment to shipment, from simple rings to more details geometric designs, to shapes and images, which may include black or white stain
- Protect your Senegal Djembe with our Pro Djembe Travel Case, one of the best on the market.
- The pictures above are a selection among many Senegal djembes we have imported from the same group of carvers; please contact us if you would like to order this drum but first would like to see specific Senegal drums we have in stock.