All drums are made in the Gambia, Senegal, Ghana or Guinea, mostly by people I know. The standard djembes
and bass drums ifrom Gambia, all sizes, are made from mango, and the standards from Ghana are cedarwood (twinaboa). All drums have cloth wrapped rings to make the skins last longer and tuning less risky! Most are headed up Mali style but if you don't want the fur on that can easily be changed. All the Ghanian drums have been reskinned with (thicker) Gambian skins, which considerably improves their quality.
The ‘deluxe’ versions are
Guinean ‘redwood’ which is harder and so changes
the sound, or Lenke These are a slightly different shape from the standards
and tend to be a bit bigger, not intended for the beginner they
will give the more experienced player a fantastic quality of
There is have one set of bass from Guinea at £500, Other sets of bass are from Gambia or Senegal and are £400.
The djembes have goat skin heads, a few are headed up with cowskin, the bass drums are all cow;
all are from verified sources and treated with insecticide so
you don’t have to worry about anthrax or maggots!
Prices for Drums.
Medium size Gambian djembes, plain, no carving (aprox 20” tall + 10” diameter), £70
Large Standard Gambian djembes, plain, no carving (aprox 23” tall, 12” diameter), £120
Large ‘delux’ djembes (aprox 24/5” tall, 14” diameter) £250
Large Standard. These are Lenke and rosewood, currently about 5 in stock.
Large Ghanian djembes, carved shells and bases (aprox 24” tall, 14” diameter) £110
Small Ghanian djembes, carved bases (aprox 19/20/21” tall, 9” diameter) bottom right hand pic, £45
Talking drum £50.
Sets of Kring, bass & solo, decorated or plain, £1200 per pair. I also have single krins in rosewood, prices vary from £70 to £150 depending on size.
Please note that as with all hand crafted things sizes and shapes
vary slightly, skin patterns do to, some are spotty, some blotchy,
some plain. If you have specific requirements I'm happy to discuss
them with you but cannot guarantee that I have
stock that’s exactly like the pictures.
All bags have two reinforced carrying handles
and two zips in the top, ‘hats’ have elastic around
the base, but designs vary according to the fabric that’s
around so we can’t specify the colours you will get. Drum
purchases include a bag at a reduced price if you want, but bags and ‘hats’, can also
be bought separately
Bags can be made to order if you want specific sizes.
Small drum bags -£15
Large drum bags £25
Large drum ‘hats’ £10
Small drum hats £8
Medium size Gambian Djembe. mango £80
Large Gambian Djembe, mango, undecorated £150
Small Ghanian Djembe, ceadar, decorated £45
Drum 'hat' £12
Large Ghanian Djembe, ceaderwood, decorated £110 SOLD OUT
Drum bags, £15/25 SOLD OUT
Delux Djembe, Lenke, decorated. £250 SOLD OUT
Talking Drum £50
Krin sets, bass & solo £120