Size: 12 inch diameter head
Height: 24 inches
Weight: 8.5 pounds
Skin: Goat skin (spine centered)
Carrying case: Custom Coon Hollow canvas case ($84 extra)
Price: $695 Plus shipping
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 38th drum in my D-series.
The drum shell is made up of five laminated wood layers. The inside and outside layers are made from Alowood/Rose wood and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th layers are made from kiln dried Douglas fir. I was able to get some very striking mirror image patterns by flip-flopping the laminates.
Alowood is a plantation-raised pine that is pressure stained through the entire thickness of 1-inch boards.
The wood is wonderful to work with. The pressure staining causes the wood to machine, sand, and finish much like a softer hardwood.
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 tones, slaps and high ringing rim shots. This drum has an Ashiko drum sound but much more.
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