The Meinl fire rhythm series original African rope tuned Djembe has a black finish with hand carved designs. This high quality instrument is crafted with great attention to detail and provides an outstanding, full-volume sound. The Meinl original African style rope tuned Djembe is made from a solid log of plantation grown mahogany. This wood species has the proper density and stability to assure a high quality Djembe from sustainable sources. Our Djembes are headed with hand selected shaved goatskin (shaded black on fire rhythm series). the traditional Mali-Weave tuning system with pre-stretched htp rope is an easy and reliable way to keep the Djembe in tune. The Djembe is first formed on a lathe. The body is then carefully shaped by hand for a perfect bearing edge and proper interior contours. These factors are critical for optimum sound characteristics: deep bass notes, full clear tones, and crisp cutting slaps, all without unwanted overtones
- CARVED FROM ONE SOLID PIECE OF MAHOGANY: The Meinl African Style Fire Rhythms djembes have outstanding acoustic properties that reach from deep, resonant bass notes to cutting, high-pitched slaps. The hand carved Mahogany shells feature a flowing motif, as well as horizontal patterns of decorative colored rope that give the impression of fire. Made using eco-friendly plantation grown mahogany wood.
- HAND SELECTED GOAT SKIN HEADS (BLACK): Hand selected goat heads are secured and tuned by the traditional Mali-Weave system made of high quality nylon rope. These heads produce classic djembe sounds with a warm, yet cutting tone. Finished in black.
- EXTRA LARGE SIZE: This drum has a playing surface (drum head) measuring 13″ wide and stands 25″ tall. The wide body shape of Meinl African Style djembes allows for superb low note development.
- PERFECT FOR DRUM CIRLCES, LIVE SHOWS OR JAM SESSIONS: The Meinl African Style djembes are a great all-around djembe for use in any musical situation. Drum circle players will find it easy to use right out of the box without needing to tune it. This djembe is also great for studio work and live shows under a microphone.
- OFFICIAL TWO YEAR WARRANTY: All Meinl djembes carry a two year manufacturer’s warranty when purchased from authorized retailers.