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X8 Classic Pro African Djembe 12
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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 ($69 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: 4 Write a review.

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Great Product and Customer Service February 7, 2014
Reviewer: Jon Ceresini from Lebanon, PA United States  
I am absolutely floored with the quality of the drum and bag I received.  This drum looks and sounds great.  I would recommend this djembe to any beginner, intermediate, or expert drummer.

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Great drum July 29, 2013
Reviewer: Joy from Sonoma, CA United States  
Very happy with this purchase.  I did a lot of research via the web, music stores, etc. (thanks X8 for the comprehensive info. on your site as well as the personal recommendations!) before deciding on this particular drum.  i was looking primarily for a drum made from solid wood, untreated goat skin, well made (obviously), and with a really good base.  This drum is awesome.  I couldn't be happier.  Thanks so much for the quality product.  Here's hoping to many years of amazing drumming.

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Djembe January 22, 2013
Reviewer: Darryl Coleman from , Phillipsburg, NJ  
Great product east to tune and amazing sound I love this Drum, it also came with a great bag for travel and storage!!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Djembe buying expirence September 16, 2012
Reviewer: Tim Jennings from Laidley, Queensland Australia  
I am in Australia and just recieved my Dlembe from X8 and I have to say i am stoked with it, the discription was accurate, packaging was good, shipping was quick and the instruments sound and apperance is everything i hoped it would be. I dealed with a gentleman called Matt via email and he was nothing but helpful and understanding considering the time differance between our counties. A great experiance with your company and website, Thankyou

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