Mali Djembe - Melina Wood 13"X25"

Mali Djembe - Melina Wood 13"X25"
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Sale Price: $250.00
Compared at: $275.95
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Product ID : Mali Melina
Manufacturer: Mali
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Customers love our Djembes from Mali built from African Hard Woods like Lenke and Guenou. However, they often request drums that are lighter in weight. If you are looking for that great Mali craftsmanship, the wonderful bass tones for which the Mali drums are known and top quality skin and rope that will hold up to the tensions sometimes needed for the high slap tones, here is a new design you will love to play!

Here is the difference...This Djembe is constructed from Melina Wood or Gmelina Arborea. This wood is not as dense and heavy as Lenke, Guenou or Casha and it is not soft like Masonia wood from Ghana. We think the Melina wood makes a great Djembe, especially for those people where weight makes a difference. Most importantly, Melina Wood is very stable and less likely to crack.

The shell is well sanded inside and out and hand rubbed with Shea Butter for protection from cracking and provides a nice natural luster.

Lifetime drum head replacement guarantee is available to ensure years of rhythmic nourishment  Cool

Djembe Specifications:
• Drum Height 25" - standard for adult players
• Head Diameter 13" - 13.25" - ideal for maximum range
• Bell (base) Diameter 9.5" produces great sound projection
• Bell Thickness .75" improves resonance and reduces weight
• Drum Weight 13lbs
• Thick Goat skin spine centered - provides greatest tone control
• Shell treated with shea butter - preserves wood moisture and reduces shell cracking
• Rings fitted snugly to shell - transfers head vibration to shell to produce a lively drum that sings
• 4mm heavy duty non-stretch rope - holds up to demanding tesion levels and keeps the drum in tune
• Wood Melina (Gmelina Arborea)

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Reviewed by anneweprin
anneweprin bought "Mali Djembe - Melina Wood 13"X25"" on our website
02/12/2013 - 05:22:34 PM
Djembe - Mali Melina 13x25"
I love love love my Mali Melina. The base sound is amazing. The tones and slaps are nice and sharp. It is so easy to play; very responsive -- it's like the drum plays itself. I received excellent guidance to chose this drum. I would not want it to be any heavier (I'm a woman, late 50's, new to Djembe/drumming). I was concerned the wood might be too light from the photo -- but it is very natural appearing in person. I grow to love it more and more. I have had compliments on my drumming even though I am new at it. I also purchased the Gentle Djembe for Beginners DVD which is very nice to practice with. Then I just do my own thing. Or sometimes play along with my chanting music CD's or other CD's. Very meditative. Anyways, I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS DRUM! And thanks wwdrums for helping me with the choice. BTW, after I was given the advise to chose this, I still waited and researched more, and looked through your website more. And ultimately, this is the one -- the one you recommended. So, Thanks!

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