Slit Drums - Current Stock

8-Tone Paduak and Cherry

These finely crafted wooden drums, influenced by African and Central American designs, are appropriate for all ages. Having excellent tone, yet practically indestructible, my drums can be played and enjoyed by anyone. Individual tones are obtained by varying the length of each wooden tongue cut into the top. You get 6 or 8 different tones but these tones are not tuned accurately to a particular key. Instruments have either ash (blonde), oak or cherry sides with paduak tops. Drumsticks are of dowels and superballs. An 8-tone is approx. 17 1/2" x 8" x 7" with the 6-tone being somewhat smaller. Sizes will vary.

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8-Tone Drum with Ash Sides
Detail of tongues

6-Tone $110 Oak or Ash and Paduak plus shipping
8-Tone $135 Oak or Ash and Paduak, $145 Cherry and Paduak
Extra set of drum sticks $10 plus $3 shipping (unless shipped with a purchased drum)

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