Our most popular drums are the Classical Heartwood Djembe and the Drum Circle Heartwood Djembe. The Classical Heartwood Djembe drum is a well-built, musical-grade instrument, built for the beginner or intermediate djembe drummer at an affordable price point. This djembe would be a good choice for the drummer intending to take lessons or study djembe technique, who needs a drum that can deliver proper sound and playing response, at a budget price. The Drum Circle Heartwood Djembe is similar to djembes found in craft markets in Africa, typically sold to tourists or traveling drum enthusiasts. Less attention is given to the finer points of musicality and craftsmanship, with added emphasis on the outward, often exotic, appearance. The Drum Circle Heartwood Djembe is the least expensive option for getting started in African drumming with a playable, handcarved djembe from Africa. Each student djembe is covered by our money back guarantee.