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Half Calabash

AU $16.00AU $140.00

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Direct from Niger – Everyone’s favourite latest percussive boom box!
Thick walls for extra sound resonance, bass frequency and durability.
Perfect for Kora making too.

What size should i go for? – Check our guide below

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Our Calabash come from Niger in West Africa.
Known as calabash, these dried and hollowed Ghanaian gourds have a huge range of uses, from instruments to a common household utensil across West Africa.

Instrumentally, they’re used in the construction of Bolon, Donso Ngoni, Kora, Soku, and Djidunun (water drums).

Approximate Sizing
Micro:12-15cm diameter
Mini: 24cm-28cm
Small: 29cm-33cm
Medium: 34cm-37cm
Large: 38cm – 41cm
XLarge: 42cm – 45cm
XXLarge: 46 – 48cm
XXXL: 49cm+

As these are natural products, variations in size and shape are expected.

What size should I go for?
If it’s bass resonance you want then generally speaking “bigger is better”.
Most percussionists go for the XL – XXXL for professional playing and recording uses.
The larger calabash also have extra surface area making find the “sweet spot” a little easier.
As a rule, big hands are suited to bigger calabash.


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]


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