Sustainably Harvested

This set of solid shell congas is on the way to our friend Phil Kullmann in Germany. All the wood was sustainably harvested in Athens, GA. Ryan stated, “I have spent a little time with them and they really sing together incredibly well. While all of my drums are unique individual instruments, I believe the chestnut wood tumba is and will remain the only one of its kind in the world. American Chestnut trees are all but gone in their natural habitat due to a fungal blight that destroyed nearly all of them in the first half of the twentieth century. The tree was threatening a school and it was decided that it had to be cut. The tone of this wood is off the charts beautiful and will continue to develop over time.”

13-7/8″ spalted maple super tumba
12-5/16″ chestnut tumba
11-5/16″ black ash conga
10-3/4′ spalted elm quinto
9-7/8″ spalted sycamore requinto

Height: 30″
Skins: Middle Eastern Steer
Hardware: 304 stainless steel half round Moderna crown, heavy duty 3/8″ tuning lugs

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