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Second Grade – 12.5″ Guinea Djembe – Benji

Original price was: AU $595.00.Current price is: AU $495.00.

Quintessential Guinea sound – Bright and dry high notes for solo action!
Suited to taller drummer looming for a hardwood bargain!

Country: Guinea // Wood: Melina // Diameter: 12.5″
Height: 66cm // Weight: 8kg // Skin: Medium goat

Watch this djembe in action below >>

Imperfection: Repairs in bowl. Our second grade djembes are treated, sealed, and carefully inspected to ensure no imperfections affect their performance. Covered under our Standard Warranty; you can be confident that you’ll get many years of awesome rhythm.

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Melina is a golden hardwood with a good balance of weight and sound. Generally carved in typical Guinean style and having a sound profile with the brightness of lighter woods like Iroko, and the punch of denser lenke.

About this hide:
Medium skins are well balanced with warm tones and bright slaps. They are versatile and suit just about any drum. We take care to find the best hide for the shell to maximise its dynamic range.

Looking for a bag, hat or strap for your new drum? Check out our djembe accessories here.

We offer LIFE LONG TUNING on every African Djembe bought from us. 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.


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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