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12" Ashiko - Hand Carved Mahogany - Red and Black

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  • 12" Ashiko - Hand Carved Mahogany - Red and Black
  • 12" Ashiko - Hand Carved Mahogany - Red and Black
  • 12" Ashiko - Hand Carved Mahogany - Red and Black
MSRP: $490.00
— You save $244.40

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Mahogany engraved with unique wave and diamond design, rings and cord tuning for goatskin head, and natural hair on head rim.


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.

24" Tall x 12" Head

  • Tension of the head on the Ashiko can be tuned, allowing the player a choice of high and low notes.
  • Made of a solid piece of mahogany hardwood with a black finish and red stained carvings.

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

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

About the Ashiko Drum: An ashiko is a kind of drum shaped like a truncated cone and meant to be played with bare hands. The ashiko drum is 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. Some consider the ashiko to be male and the djembe female.

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3 Reviews

  • 4
    12" ashiko

    Posted by Stephen J Phelps on 27th Jan 2024

    This is a beautiful drum. One piece shell. Not a stave built drum. I would prefer a cow skin head for a less Djembe sound. I'll try to play with the tuning to get a lower pitch. It's going to sound great. I have a x8 Djembe which is killer.

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    Posted by Tom Deutsch on 19th Jan 2024

    I already commented yesterday on how beautiful and awesome this drum is . Just correcting my statement of being my fourth drum, it’s actually my fifth??

  • 5

    Posted by Tom Deutsch on 18th Jan 2024

    With out a doubt some of the most kick ass beautiful drums available. This is my fourth X8 drum.I recommend them to everyone!!

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