Drum #158-25F"Alowood/Ebony Twist"
Size: 13.5 inch diameter head
Height: 23.5 inches
Weight: 10 pounds
Skin: Goat skin (spine centered)
Carrying case: Custom Coon Hollow canvas case ($84 extra)
Price: $920 (shipping extra)
The drum comes with an information packet, tuning wrench, no skid floor pad, and a free Conga Joy beginners drum book written by Bill Matthews.
This is the 25th drum in my F-series.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside layers are made from Alowood-Ebony and sandwiched between are three layers of kiln dried Douglas fir.
Alowood-Ebony is a plantation raised Pine that has been pressure stained an ebony color.
I got carried away on the outside finish layer inlaying 4 drummer icons and hundreds of twisted narrow strips. Joints in the wood pieces were purposely made and filled with lime green dyed wood filler.
There are in total 426 pieces of wood in the drum.
I added a laminated carrying handle made from the same wood.
The steel anchor band and tuning hooks were electro-plated with polished brass.
The tuning nuts, Thread Caps, and hold-down band are solid brass.
I form every thing in my shop except the electro-plating.
The sound qualities are super with a powerful bass, great open tones, slaps, and high ringing rim shots. Sounds are similar to an African Djembe’ but much more!
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