"Professional" Talking Drum
18" x 8" From Ghana
We are finishing off the last of our 4th Qtr offerings,
a great shipment of drums from West Africa, and they have been
incredible! This is one of more unique select drums set aside for
Auction. This particular choice drum is called a
"Talking Drum, Talker or Tama or Tana". It is a drum held in one
hand or under the arm where pressure on the strings changes the tension on the two heads
causing a great variety in the tone. It can be made to sound like many
different drums, or voices. It is a asset to any musical group.
This particular one is nearly double the size of most
we have gotten, has its heads made of some goat skin. It
measures 8 " wide (diameter of both drum heads) and 18" Tall. The
carvers call this a "professional" as it is made to higher standards, has the
carry/holding cord, and is tuned by an elder prior to shipping. The dark
cords are a trademark of these large professional drums. We didnt get
many of them, you might wish to be sure to get this one while they are still available.
The drum is carved from one piece of wood (Teak or
Dimba Mahogany ?) and is rubbed and stained then fitted with the two goat skin
heads, fastened with covered rings, and tied via a wound cord assembly that wraps all
around the drum. It is a very unique drum and produces many wonderful
different sounds on demand. A truely interesting drum worthy of your collection !
Comes with a hand carved beater. Retail $ 129.95 to
$179.95 Minimum on this auction set at $80.00 Buy it now (B4 any
one bids) set at $95.00 This is a TAMA by far superior to most found these
days, you will love it!!!
Shipping is by UPSGroundtrak
Insured for $9.70 anywhere in the US, we will notify you of tracking number so
you can follow it online at the UPS website. Add
$6US for shipment to Canada. Europe freight add $9US. Money order,
credit card, payme.com, paypal.com, billpoint only thank
you. All sales final. If you are buying this as a gift, you
will be sorely tempted to keep it for yourself.
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