Ruby Pro African Djembe, Medium

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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?


  • 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
  • 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

Extra Information

X8 Drums
12 in. x 24 in.

9 Reviews

  • Posted by 576 on 24th Mar 2015


    Perfect for the person who wants to hit things.

    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.

  • Posted by Chip on 21st Aug 2014


    Really beautiful with a great sound

    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.

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


    Ruby Pro African Djembe 12" Head w/Bag

    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!

  • Posted by Anthony Gourley on 11th Aug 2014


    Great stuff

    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.

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


    Ruby Pro African Djembe

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

  • Posted by Andrew Schwartz on 29th Jul 2014


    Great Drum

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

  • Posted by Pat Hayden on 28th Jul 2014


    Ruby Pro African Djembe

    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.

  • Posted by kris on 28th Jul 2014


    Best drum ever

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

  • Posted by Barbara Goldberg on 14th Jul 2014


    Ruby Pro African Djembe

    It's beautiful and sounds great!
    Need to get a bag to protect it.