All drums on this page are examples of our work, and have been sold. Manito Percussion bongos can be purchased through the website from our Drums Available page. We also maintain a wait list for potential customers with specific requirements or desires. Please contact us via to get on the wait list.

Manito Percussion is an independent custom hand drum workshop located in lush Athens, Georgia. We specialize in solid shell congas, bongos, bata, bombas, djembes and other drums. We unite art and science to create instruments that speak to the ears, eyes and hands.

Each solid shell drum is precision handcrafted from sustainably harvested, local hardwood logs. Our designs marry art, physics of sound creation, environmental responsibility and the natural beauty that only solid shells can offer. We believe beautiful music should exist in harmony with nature.

Manito Percussion Solid Shell Bongos are handcrafted with the bongocero in mind. Our Moderna style crowns tuck out of the way of the player’s fingers for a comfortable playing experience.

Solid Shell construction ensures the best possible tonal qualities from our signature horse and steer skin heads.

All our Solid Shell Bongos feature stainless steel hardware with either a brushed or polished finish.

Premium quality horse skins for the macho and steer skin on the hembra bring out the full sound potential of our Solid Shells.

A variety of sustainably harvested wood types are available including White Oak, Magnolia, Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Osage Orange, Sycamore, Palmetto and many others.

Manito Percussion crowns are made of Half-Round Stainless Steel material that tucks out of the way of the hands.  Their sleek profile provides a great deal of strength without adding a lot of weight.

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