SANGBAN 5201

Guinea sangban (traditional mounting)

19 ratings on this product and 4 reviews  »

Ø31 - Kind of wood : Melina (beechwood) - ... Data sheet »
130 € the sangban

In stock.

A 30€ reduction for a combined purchase of a kenkéni, a sangban and a doundounba*.

Dimensions & materials

  • Skin diameter : 31 cm
  • Length : 61,5 cm
  • Weight : 6,1 kg
  • Kind of wood : Melina (beechwood) (Gmelina arborea)
  • Cowskin
  • Braided rope (black)

A product of African craftsmen (Guinea)

Melina Guinea sangban (traditional mounting)

Melina is a fast-growing tree that is relatively strong for its weight.

Its low to moderately heavy wood makes it possible to make light instruments that are easier to carry, more comfortable to play standing up (as in the case of the djembe or dundun drums), and just as rich in sound as instruments made with heavy wood.

It is a durable wood used in various fields such as construction, marine carpentry, joinery, cabinet making, musical instruments... because it is resistant to rot and termites.

Highly appreciated for the shade and coolness it provides, it is a tree that is often found in the courtyards of houses, in village squares, along city avenues or on the edges of fields in the countryside.

Overall product rating : 4.6 / 5

  • Sangban Foli 05. 4/5 4 months ago

    This drum is the real deal. The tonal response from the skin is balanced. The wood used is authentic, when you consider that a lot of inferior wood is stained and sold. My only negative is that the rope used could have been thicker, however it serves its purpose!
    Great!!

  • HAROLD 05. 4/5 11 months ago

    The drum I received was not the drum in the photograph, however, I am happy with it.

  • Sh 06. 5/5 1 year ago

    I am very happy with the dun duns and bells. Thank you for your advice and your quick replies!

  • Rolex 03. 2/5 1 year ago

    Always good to deal with you guys! Big up!

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