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Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium with Free Lessons

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  • Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium with Free Lessons
  • Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium with Free Lessons
  • Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium with Free Lessons
  • Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium with Free Lessons
  • Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium with Free Lessons
  • Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium with Free Lessons
MSRP: $630.00
— You save $367.50


This drum is also available through our preferred partners, Guitar Center & Musician's Friend.

Customer Review: "I just received my Pro Ruby 12 drum. I am so pleased with the craftmanship and beauty of this drum. The customer service of your company could not be any better! I am already a huge fan. Now, I just can't wait to begin learning. My new theme song is: "I don't want to work, I just want to bang on my drum all day"." -Pamela

The Ruby 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.

This drum comes with 2 free lessons produced by X8 Drums. The first lesson will teach you how to tune and care for your djembe. After tuning your drum, the next lesson will show you how to play the three basic djembe notes. By the end of the lesson, you'll turn those beats into a cool groove! Both lessons instructed by artist and instructor, Solomon Masala.


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, 35 sets of rope runners

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


  • Every drum comes with a Djembe Care & Maintenance Guide
  • Legally Harvested, Environmentally Sustainable Mahogany wood
  • One-piece Mahogany solid shell construction
  • Shells are kiln dried with up to 20 coats of teak oil to protect and preserve wood
  • Government Certification Process
  • 24" Tall : 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

UPC: 852715003483

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11 Reviews

  • 5
    I have been a drum set player for many many yaers. Due to covid my band was suddenly out of work. I had a set of conga drums that I hadn't played in years. I took them to a few drum circles. Most people were playing the djembe. I started shopping aro

    Posted by Stephen Phelps on 25th Aug 2021

    I am very happy with my purchase.

  • 5
    Product and Service

    Posted by Thomas Boyle on 13th Dec 2019

    I just received my beautiful Ruby Pro on time and in perfect condition. It plays, as others have noted, like a larger and more expensive instrument. Cameron was helpful beyond measure with both the order and followup questions. Kudos

  • 5
    Perfect for the person who wants to hit things.

    Posted by 576 on 24th Mar 2015

    I cannot legitimately rate this djembe having no expertise in the djembe area, but it is lovely to have and to hold and very gratifying to hit! It was a pleasure doing business with the company. I felt no impulse whatever to hit them.

  • 5
    Really beautiful with a great sound

    Posted by Chip on 21st Aug 2014

    The drum is exactly as described by the rep I spoke with, maybe even better. It's really beautiful and has a great sound. Now I just have to learn to play it. The price is so reasonable for something of this quality.

  • 5
    Ruby Pro African Djembe 12" Head w/Bag

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

    I teach West African hand drumming classes. My students and I really enjoy the quality of the slaps, tones, and bass of this drum. Not only does it sound great, it looks great! It is definitely worth every penny! I also appreciate the wonderful customer service I've received from X8 Drums and look forward to doing more business with them. Thank you!

  • 5
    Great stuff

    Posted by Anthony Gourley on 11th Aug 2014

    Everything I had in dealing with X8 drums was amazing. Great customer service, and even better the drum I got was amazing. Knowledgeable staff when I called to ask a question, and shipping was very quick. I would (and already have) recommend this to everyone. And once again of course, the drum sounds AMAZING. Could not ask for anything better.

  • 5
    Ruby Pro African Djembe

    Posted by (Staatsburg, NY) on 30th Jul 2014

    What a magnificent drum....from the exquisite workmanship to the vibrant sounds! Totally happy with this product and the fast delivery.

  • 5
    Great Drum

    Posted by Andrew Schwartz on 29th Jul 2014

    Couldn't be happier. The drum is a real work of art. Tuned just right Even came earlier than promised. A real bargain.

  • 5
    Ruby Pro African Djembe

    Posted by Pat Hayden on 28th Jul 2014

    This drum is just what I hoped it would be - nice deep tones in the center and higher pitched tones on the edges. Thanks to the person who patiently answered all my questions and guided me in making my decision to choose the correct drum.

  • 5
    Best drum ever

    Posted by kris on 28th Jul 2014

    Im so impressed with this drum the quality is amazing the sound is just right, this drum is just beautiful. Worth every penny.

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