The thick goat skin comes from a full grown African male goat, with neck thickness similar to calf skin or belly skin of a cow, and is thicker than antelope. The sound quality produced is different from standard goat skins, bringing in more overtones and wetter slaps. This thickness is best suited for ngoma drums, smaller bugarabu, and for djembes that require that unique, thick-skin sound. Often these skins are large enough to head two 12in djembes. Hair color and skin pigmentation vary, with the majority of top layer skin pigment being greyish-brown (shave deeper for whiter skin color).
Skin Warranty: Before shipping each skin is inspected for natural flaws that may affect longevity or sound, and we will accept returns of new skins if a natural blemish is found upon arrival. Because the shaving, soaking, mounting, drying, and tuning processes ares subject to the skill of the drum builder, and to the natural strength of the skin, we cannot warranty skins once they have been soaked or shaved.