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X8 Classic Pro African Djembe 10
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The name says it all! This hand crafted beauty has a traditional look and feel that represents the best of the djembe drum. The X8 Classic pays homage to the roots of this historical instrument by keeping the finish organic and the carving modest. One look and you will know why the X8 Classic is destined to be…well a "classic."

The Classic Pro djembes are hand made, custom carved professional grade instruments prepared with the finest materials. Each drum goes through a rigorous inspection of quality control using hand selected #1 quality mahogany hardwood. Only the best! Wood that is all legally harvested and certified to be legal timber, which is environmentally friendly.

Also, due to the specialized shell shape only 30% of the approved wood that is sorted for our Professional line meets the size, shape, and quality criteria for an Classic Pro. All shells have to be both hand carved and lathed. This is expensive and takes a long time. Every Classic Pro djembe is carved extra thick for incredible tones, and unsurpassed range.

Take special note of the neck ring on each Classic Pro djembe. Every drum is secured with a forged steel neck ring that is specifically fitted and built for each model. All Classic Pro shells are hand carved with a built in groove that is custom fitted to lock the ring system into place. This tedious process of welding a custom steel neck ring leads to a highly secured tuning system. When you tune up your new Classic Pro it stays locked and tight when performing.

Sizes Available:

Please note that each drum is hand-carved, by master carvers, and sizes will tend to slightly fluctuate. No two drums are exactly alike which makes each one a unique work of art.

25-26" Tall x 13-14" Head
24" Tall x 12" Head
20" Tall x 10-11" Head

Not sure about the size? Read Which Size Djembe is Right for Me?

Need help tuning? Watch our video, How to Tune a Djembe.

All X8 Djembes come with a FREE Djembe DVD! Learn to Tune and play your new drum with two complimentary lessons by X8 Drums. Full details

Drum Features:

  • Comes with a Free X8 Drums Heavy Duty Resistant Nylon Djembe Backpack Bag ($49 Value!)
  • Legally Harvested, Environmentally Sustainable Mahogany wood, One-piece, solid shell construction
  • Government Certification Process
  • Low Stretch Alpine Nylon HTB 5 mm rope runners
  • Premium selected goatskin drumheads, unbleached heads for authentic look and sound.
  • 3 ring system at the head for more stable tuning and elimination of skin slippage
  • Forged steel neck ring, with built-in groove that is custom fitted to lock the ring system into place
  • Carved rim to stabilize bottom ring for precise, long-lasting tuning.
  • Lathe turned for uniform thickness
  • Lateral groove/rough surfaced carvings on interior bowl to reduce overtones
  • Temperature controlled storage environment
  • Shells are kiln dried with up to 20 coats of teak oil to protect and preserve the wood.
  • Professional drum techs on staff ready to service your djembe

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Purchase Experience February 26, 2014
Reviewer: DMJ from GA United States  
My son had purchased one of these Djembe, and I really liked the quality of the item, so purchased one for myself. It arrived on the third morning after purchase in good condition.  I really liked the speed of delivery, the product quality and all the support and tutoring options provided with the drum as well as on your website. I will not hesitate to shop here first for future products you sell.

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Thrilled with my X8 Drums Experience February 10, 2014
Reviewer: Scott J. from Nashville, TN United States  
I ordered a hand made mahogany djembe, with a 10" head, which shipped quickly and arrived within 2 days.  It was far more impressive in person, both visually and audibly, with a rustic aesthetic that is artistically pleasing without being cliche.  With a rich, deep low end, the sound of the solid wood body and natural goat skin head is incomparable. Compared to the composite djembes I looked at locally (for double the money!!), this product at this price is a absolute steal, with a free case, to boot!   If you get a rope-tuned djembe, make sure to watch the video on how to tune the head.  It looks intimidating but the resources on break it down into simple steps that are very simple to master, once you understand the process.   I am completely happy with my purchase, experience, and most certainly the product.  I have already recommended to family and friends!

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Djembe July 8, 2013
Reviewer: michael grandinetti from little river, SC United States  
Spoke to josh n matt about 2 djembe i purchased. 12 inch stallion n 10 inch classic great drums .Gonna buy next 12 inch classic.Also have the jammer .great dudes n great product.. The best place to purchase drums.

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