Primo Series 11.5″ Bougarabou- Banjul


Gorgeous pro-level Gambian design style Bouga made from heartwood Dougarra timber.
Classic old school tapered shell, and smooth comfort curve bearing edge.
Lots of love went into sanding and 3 coats of Danish oil.
Distinctive rich fat tones.

Country: Mali  //  Wood: Dougarra//  Diameter: 11.5″
Height: 60cm  //  Weight: 8.4kg  //  Skin: Medium Thick cow

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SKU: boug-0081-Banjul Categories: ,

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About the Shell
This Primo Series bougarabou was carved from Khadi timber. Khadi, or hare, is the densest and hardest of West African timbers, known for powerful resonance and its signature tiger grain. Instantly recognizable and highly sought after. Many different carving styles give it a wide spectrum of sound.

About the Hide
Cow skins are typically a lot thicker than goat, offering rich melodic sounds. Cranked tightly, they can really scream! Suited to experienced players with tougher hands and well-developed technique. We take care to find the best hide for the shell to maximize its dynamic range.

Comes complete with a Drum Care and Tuning Guide to help you get the most play out of your drum.

Any questions? Get in touch! We can give you advice on how to best look after your drum.


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