This listing is for a gently used Paragon Heartwood Mali Pro DJembe - 13x24 Melina Wood from Africa Heartwood Project, 20% off the new price ($70 savings). It comes from a smoke-free home and is tuned up to solo tension with a great, balanced sound and no blemishes. The slaps are high and dry, tones are full, and bass is full and present. We took it as a trade-in for a Mali Bugarabu because the previous owner has sensitive hearing and the slaps of the djembe were painful. Photo is representative, but the actual drum is almost identical to the photo. Once sold this listing will be removed. Previously played and tuned djembes have the advantage of being more stable in sound and tension, with the skin and rope already having gone through the initial stretch that comes from playing on a new skin. This drum sounds great and will continue to sound great right out of the box. ------
Our Paragon Heartwood Mali Pro DJembe - 13x24 Melina Wood from Africa Heartwood Project is the perfect combination of hardwood quality sound and lighter weight portability. It is a standard full size instrument for most adult drummers, suitable for women or men who want an exceptional sounding, easy to play African-made djembe. This Mali hardwood djembe is crafted by expert carvers using specialty selected woods, finished with top-rate skin and rope, always with the rings tight and tension even. At proper tension these 13x24 Mali Melia djembes have a nice semi-dry sound quality, with easy tones and slaps and strong bass. These are among the elite complete djembes available anywhere in Mali. Along with a money back guarantee, here is what this Mali djembe features: * 12.5-13" OSD wood, 24-25" full height, 8.5-9" OSD base, 13-15 lbs * Inventory includes seasoned Melina hardwoods, solid one piece construction, uniform thickness, imported direct * Wood seasoned and handcarved in Mali, West Africa, treated inside and out with lots of shea butter and coconut oil * Thick Mali goat skin, wet shaved and hydrated with a bit of shea butter * 5mm braided rasta drum rope for the 22-24 pairs of vertical ropes, first row of tuning started * 4mm mix rasta color 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 * Extra tuning rope included, wrapped around neck for storage * All 1/4" rings custom fitted very tight, keeps tension even * 2 top ring tuning system with skin wrapped over the top rings for playing comfort and to protect the rope. * Well shaped bearing edge, hand rounded for playing comfort and skin safety * Simple geometric deep carved designs cover bottom half of base (World Percussion USA is the ONLY authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace.)
- After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
- Excellent sound quality from solid handcarved Melina hardwood shell and natural West African goat skin.
- Warm, full bass sound, strong open tones, and clean, crisp, high slaps - right out of the box.
- Wood seasoned and handcarved in Mali, West Africa, treated inside and out with lots of shea butter and coconut oil
- Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .