High-quality hand-made Conga de cabaça. It’s a drum made of a gourd.
This is a genuine, one of a kind drum that was entirely handcrafted from a strong, thick gourd with African goat skin rawhide stretched across and laced down with strong rawhide thong in a special lace design. We handle the entire gourd to keep the original special shape. We leave the drum head natural so it can breathe. This also gives the Conga de cabaça a real authentic sound! It really sounds like it is handmade!
The top has been meticulously sanded flat so that the goatskin can be stretched and dried to produce the best tones. It should be played with hands.
The natural gourd shape is beautiful to the eye and offers up a wonderful resonance. The shape resembles the known congas drum. But we craft it entirely from a single dried gourd. Its look and sound are beautiful!
Each piece is unique and hand-made. This means the sound of each instrument has slight differences from one to the other. But nevertheless, all of them looks and sounds beautiful!
Head of the drum comes in 3 diameter sizes:
- 6″ – Small
- 8″ – Medium
- 10″ – Big
The height of the drums is changing in relation to each gourd that makes the drum. The shapes of each gourd are so unique that we can’t define the length of the drum. This is the reason we define the drum sizes by the size of the drums cover (the playing area) diameter.
If we have a Conga de cabaça drum ready in the diameter size you ordered we will send you a picture of it and offer it to you. So you can tell us if you want it, or you want us to make you a new one.
Conga (drum) with a clear varnished finish.
We offer a Conga de cabaça painted with clear lacquer. So you can see the natural wood shapes and colors of the gourd.
We also offer the option to paint the drum in color lacquer.
The default and the recommended color is Cherry (red). But if you want a different color please mention it in the note when placing your order. The optional colors are:
- Pine – bright
- Cherry – red
- Venga – black
Drums stand (optional)
The stands are not included. You can order the stands separately or in the same order with the drum. We created 2 types of stands:
- Natural bamboo wood stand.
- Metal stand.
Both of them are suitable and fitting for the Conga de cabaça drums. Fits all sizes.
We offer our customers a special branded Spidy’s Place bag for the drum. The bag has different sizes, fitting the exact size of the drum you are ordering. The fitting bag is not included. You can order the bag here.
- We are not responsible for any tax payment you need to pay in your country when receiving the product. Please check it before buying.
- WARNING: Non-contractual photos. Every manufactured instrument is unique! However, we guarantee you an impeccable quality with a visual aspect as close as possible to the pictures.
- The cabaça drums are somewhat fragile. So please keep them safe and don’t drop them or drop anything on top of them.