The classic Guinean djembe is known for its sobriety. This light and cheap djembe, on the other hand, has all the fundamental technical qualities of the djembe.
MELINA 1130 € the djembe
MELINA 2135 € the djembe
MELINA 3140 € the djembe
MELINA 4145 € the djembe
MELINA 5150 € the djembe
The wood used to make the classic Guinea djembe is melina. This light to moderately heavy cultured wood is very strong in relation to its weight and allows a saving of 2 to 4 kg compared to a djembe shell made from a heavy wood.
The classic Guinean djembe is mounted with pre-stretched halyard and supports any kind of goat skin. The use of a very thick skin, such as a castrated billygoat skin, is however not recommended to avoid the risk of deformation of the shell.
The original assembly leaves a skin skirt that protects the upper part of the rope and signs the work of the Guinean craftsmen.
The absence of carving gives the djembe a rough aspect and brings out the light and natural colour of its wood.
These djembes are made in a specialised workshop in Conakry (Guinea).