Ambrosia Maple Bongos With Lapis Inlay

These ambrosia maple bongos with lapis inlay were made with wood sourced sustainably from Athens, GA. They feature our handmade stainless steel hardware and horse and steer skins.

Wood: ambrosia maple sourced from Athens, GA
Height: 6-3/8″
Width: 7-1/4″ macho, 9″ hembra
Bridge: spalted maple with lapis inlay
Skins: 1mm amber horse on macho, 1.5mm amber steer on hembra
Hardware: 304 stainless steel, half round moderna crown
Weight: 11.5 lbs

PreMounted™ Middle Eastern Steer Matched Set

This PreMounted™ Middle Eastern Steer Matched Set is artfully crafted with close attention to detail. This ensures the tone, color, finish and feel are as closely matched as possible. Unique set available now.

Skin Type: Middle Eastern Steer, our shop favorite
Skin Color: Natural
Crown Type: Comfort Curve 2 (X)
11” Quinto Skin Thickness: 1.8mm
11.75″ Conga Skin Thickness: 2mm
12.5″ Tumba Skin Thickness: 2.2mm
Sound: warm and classic with crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass, controlled overtones
Feel: medium action, smooth and somewhat supple playing surface, ideal for live and studio

A Balanced Contrast

I strive to find a balanced contrast in sound between the bright, resonant crack of horse skin on the macho and deep, throaty punch of steer skin on the hembra. 1mm horse and 1.5mm steer are the sweet spots for LP 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ bongos.

Heavy Duty Tuning Lugs

Made of high strength 3/8″ stainless steel, our heavy duty tuning lugs are built to last a lifetime. They includes high strength Zinc/Yellow Chromate coated 9/16″ nuts, washers and rubber screw covers. Threads are rolled for maximum life. High polished finish or matte finish available. Custom shaping available from 4″ to 6 1/4″ lengths. Guaranteed for the life of your drum.