Everyone’s Drumming hand drums and percussion instruments are made in Vermont, with great attention to detail, using local wood species native to the Northeastern United States.
This large ashiko measures approximately 12”x 24” and features cinch tuning. The drum is brand new NOS. Never been sold, but a hammer fell on the head and sliced a tear in it when it was a floor sample in my music store! No damage to the drum itself, but it would need a new head, although it don’t sound half bad, even with the rip, and it’s pretty stable, so it’s not like you would need to change the head immediately before you could start playing. You might even wind up liking the sound with the rip, but you’ll probably want to change it when you get the chance. Heads are available from Everyone’s Drumming and many other sources.
The ashiko is a classic Afro-Cuban instrument played throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. In eastern Cuba, it is known as boku and is played during carnivals and street parades called Comparsas.
Everyone’s Drumming hand drums are extremely well made, great sounding drums. A partial list of pros who use their gear is quite impressive: Gov’t Mule, Moe, John Fogerty Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, David Grisman Quintet, Rusted Root, Donna the Buffalo, Phish, Derek Trucks Band, and String Cheese Incident, just to name a few!
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