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Matahari Pro African Djembe, 13-14" Head w/ Bag

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The Matahari Pro African djembe drum is a professional level djembe that sounds absolutely fantastic and is built to perfection. Made with the utmost care and attention to detail this Pro African djembe drum is a hand-carved beauty that is not only stunning but a true work of art. It just doesn't get any better than this!

We take great pride that our djembe drums are environmentally friendly. Each drum is made from legally harvested/Government inspected and certified Mahogany.

Size: 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, 35 sets of rope runners

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

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


  • Comes with a Free X8 Drums Water Resistant Nylon Djembe Bag
  • Get full access to growing library of Djembe Lessons online
  • Every drum comes with a Djembe Care & Maintenance Guide
  • Legally Harvested, Environmentally Sustainable Mahogany wood
  • One-piece Mahogany solid shell construction
  • Government Certification Process
  • 25-26" : Low Stretch Alpine Nylon HTB 5 mm, 35 rope runners
  • Natural, unbleached heads for authentic look and sound.
  • 3 ring system at the head for more stable tuning and elimination of skin slippage
  • Lathe turned for uniform thickness
  • Lateral groove/rough surfaced carvings on interior bowl to reduce overtones
  • Premium selected goatskin drumheads
  • 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
  • Become part of the magic of drumming

1 Reference West African Wisdom.

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"X8 Drums Hand Percussion: 1-Year Limited
X8 Drums & Percussion Djembes: 3 month limited on shell only


This warranty extends only to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and does not extend to any product which has been lost or discarded, by accident or improper maintenance; or which has been altered; or which has been repaired or modified by a non-authorized person or company. This warranty does not apply to any owner other than the original purchaser; any defects caused by reasonable use, neglect, moisture and/or temperature extremes, handling, shipping or accidents; natural wood finishes or normal color changes of wood or shell covering material. Under this warranty repair or replacement of parts is the only remedy, and loss of use of the products, loss of time, inconvenience or consequential damages are not covered.

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  1. Exceptional piece at superb value!!!

    Posted by Scott on 12th Oct 2014

    This it the 4th percussion piece I have ordered from X8 Drums (2 Djembes, and 2 different sets of bongos). I have an 11 inch Classic X8 djembe, which is perfect in smaller applications, but I was looking for more "heft" and low end bass tones for larger rooms. I got this aplenty with the Matahari 14 inch. It is beautifully carved, and has a super-rich and deep bass tone that will literally rumble through a room. A the same time the mid-range tones and high tones are crisp and defined. I looked extensively at composite djembes, and kept coming back to the warmth and resonance of the solid mahogany pieces offered by X8. If you are intimidated by the rope tuning - don't be. It is simple once you understand the process and X8 has a great tutorial online video. I could not be happier with the aesthetic quality, sound quality, construction and super value (which included a gig bag, too!) Highly recommend the X8 brand of hand carved djembes over the other national names. You get exceptional value because the middle-man has been eliminated in their business model.

  2. The Ramadan Pro 13" Djembe is Phenomenal

    Posted by Scotty on 14th Aug 2014

    I had ordered a Matahari 13" and the staff at X8 stated that it wasn't in stock. They suggested a Ramadan as a swap (same price). It arrived two days later. This drums is awesome! Warm tones, vibrant slap, punchy bass. Very well put together. I am totally groovin on this drum. Thanks X8 for your help and your products. Keep up the good work!!!!!

  3. Matahari Pro African Djembe 12" Head w/Bag

    Posted by Susan Demers of VOICE OF MY DRUM on 12th Aug 2014

    This is a beautiful drum with a carving that has an interesting meaning to it. The quality of the vertical roping, goatskin head, and mahogany shell gives this drum its rich, crisp sound. X8 Drums provides a huge amount of helpful information in what to look for when buying a drum and I am suggesting X8 Drums to my students. Thank you!

  4. Matahari djeme 10-11 drum

    Posted by K on 31st Jul 2014

    Drum arrived promptly. Websight was very useful and informative. Buying for our college age son. He wanted a smaller djembe. Drum is beautiful.
    Thank you.

    We look forward to ordering from you again.

  5. Wow

    Posted by Kevin Harrington on 30th Jul 2014

    It was tuned up and ready to play right when I took it out of the bag. I might tighten it a little more, but this drum packs a punch. It can get a nice slap in there, and the bass is deep. Thank you very much

  6. A screaming deal (Blemished Matahari Pro Djembe)

    Posted by Brice Ligget on 11th Jul 2014

    Drum sounds great. Did a quick repair on the head (exactly as described) and plan on changing the head this weekend. Everything I was looking for in a Djembe.

  7. Everything I wanted

    Posted by Bruce on 11th Jul 2014

    I purchases a 14" scratch and dent. The small hole in the head was easily repaired and doesn't seem to effect the sound at all. It also came with a very nice replacement head for when this one eventually splits.

    My only problem is the wife says I can't play it once the kids are in bed. Something about leaping up and dancing around....

  8. My New Djembe

    Posted by Kevin Harris on 11th Jul 2014

    Awesome drum! It was delivered faster than expected and instantly impressed everyone who saw it. has a great bass tone and range while playing it. I am very happy with it and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested.

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