Hand carved hardwood West African bougarabou
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Bougarabou – 12.5″ Gambia – Ca Va

AU $1,100.00

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Impeccable Large Bougarabou in the old skool design.
Beautifully tapered dougarra timber with balanced medium  thick cow.
There’s plenty of pop and fun here but sit back and groove with fat tones too.
A special drum for life

Country: The Gambia //  Wood: Dougarra
Diameter: 12.5″  //  Height: 68cm
Weight: 9.9kg  //  Skin: Med thick Yearling (young cow)

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About the shell:
This Bougarabou was hand carved from Dougara. Dougara is a less common timber, similar to lenke in density but typically carved lighter. This wood usually has lighter chocolate brown tones and features the full tonal range of sound, usually sounding somewhere between a lenke and a khadi Guinea carve.

About the hide:
Thick skins are rich and warm and once settled they have a very melodic quality. Cow skins are typically a lot thicker than goat, offering rich melodics. Suited to experienced players with tougher hands and well developed technique. We take care to find the best hide for the shell to maximise its dynamic range.

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We offer FREE LIFE LONG TUNING on this Bougarabou. Just drop your drum in our St Kilda shop and we’ll do our best to crank it on the spot for you, or you can pick it up the next day. We’ll also give you advice on how to best look after your drum.

Comes with free Drum Care and Tuning Guides to help you get the most out of your drum!


We recommend using good quality headphones for all our sound grabs – they’re recorded at high fidelity for your listening pleasure!


You’re welcome to call us on (03) 9525 3073 or email us [email protected]