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Stallion Pro Djembe Drum, Large

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  • Stallion Pro Djembe Drum, Large
  • Stallion Pro Djembe Drum, Large
  • Stallion Pro Djembe Drum, Large
MSRP: $810.00
— You save $472.50


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The Black Stallion 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.


  • Legally Harvested, Environmentally Sustainable Mahogany wood
  • One-piece Mahogany solid shell construction
  • Government Wood Certification Process
  • Low Stretch Alpine Nylon HTB 5 mm 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
  • Shells are kiln dried with up to 20 coats of teak oil to protect and preserve the wood.
  • Premium selected goatskin drumheads
  • Temperature controlled storage environment

Djembe Sizing

Height: 25.5"

Drum Head Diameter: 13.5"

Actual Playing Surface Area: 12.5-13" (this varies slightly from drum to drum since each drum is hand carved)

This size is appropriate for:

  • Players that want more range from their drum
  • Adults more than 71" tall
  • Anyone taking drum classes
  • Studio recordings
  • Players with big hands

Not sure about the size? Watch this video:

Which Size Djembe is Right for Me?

Need help tuning? Watch our video:

How to Tune a Djembe


UPC: 852715003209

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12 Reviews

  • 5
    An awesome djembe!

    Posted by J. Cash on 20th Nov 2019

    I purchased another drum from X8, my first, that I loved the look and sound of. My drumming instructor at the time however felt it was too small for me. As a result I ended up returning that drum and after a great deal of communication, coordination and helpful guidance I ordered the X8 Pro Stallion large. What an incredible drum! Love the bass, the high tones right out of the box and the traditional design reflects a purity and quality I never expected. Could not be happier with the Pro Stallion by X8!

  • 4
    I love my first Djembe!

    Posted by Michael Issac on 24th Jul 2015

    This is my very first Djembe. I'm in my 30s and have wanted to learn the Djembe for quite some time now. After speaking with one of the X8 reps on the phone, I decided to go with the Stallion. The craftsmanship is amazing. And the black mahogany is classy. The sound is loud and crisp. Even though I don't know how to play, I enjoy creating my own rhythms. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the X8 logo right in the middle of the skin. It depreciates the classy and traditional look. I would prefer it in a less conspicuous area like on the inside. Trust me, I will tell everyone it's an X8 without the visible logo.

  • 5
    5 Star ***** Stallion Pro Djembe in Black!

    Posted by Boston Monty on 8th Jul 2015

    I'd been eyeballing this drum for about a year, luckily, although it had just been discontinued as a package, I called and there was still a 13.5" for me! This drum met two of my criteria: it's black and has a 13.5 head. I got this drum in perfect order, well tuned and playable right out of the box and in time for a workshop I was taking the next day. Art at X8 Drums was super and processed my order quickly and was very personable. I appreciated the CD that was included regarding tuning and the bass, tone, slap introductory lesson. My Djembe instructor, a pretty well known woman's world music percussionist, checked-out the drum and said it sounded very good and it was a great deal with the heavy duty bag included. So I would have to say, this drum was worth taking my time to vet out and decide upon. I am trilled to have it, and after playing it for an hour and a half, with no hurting hands, I'm looking forward to lots more play, workshops and drum circles. X8 made the transaction very smooth as communications with them is easy. ps, I like the speckled goatskin head and the bag is super with extra room for other gear etc.

  • 5
    black djembi drum

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Oct 2014

    Very happy with the drum and the price.

  • 5
    Another wonderful drum

    Posted by Mab OConnor on 1st Aug 2014

    Thanks once again X8 for offering wonderful sounding hand drums, fast shipping. Can't wait to buy another drum from x8 soon. You cant go wrong with them.

  • 5

    Posted by Tami Chamberlain on 1st Aug 2014

    My order arrived exactly as pictured on online. I was impressed with the quality and sound of my djembe! Thank you for such wonderful service and product.

  • 5

    Posted by COLLEEN KIRKPATRICK on 30th Jul 2014

    My husband is being deployed, and this drum will be going with him. I was a little skeptical making a purchase from the Internet at first, but I am so happy I did. Thank you for your service, X8 Drums! The sound and the drum are beauuuuty-full! May you always play the song in your heart. One Love. All Love, Colleen Kirkpatrick I'll be happy to send you a video or sound clip of him playing overseas if you would like!

  • 5
    Stallion 14 inch djembe drum

    Posted by Mary Peery on 30th Jul 2014

    This was a present for our granddaughter who is in her senior year at college studying music therapy. She LOVED the drum. The sound is wonderful and she was thrilled to have such a wonderful addition to her instruments for her music therapy.

  • 5
    Great service, great drum

    Posted by JR on 30th Jul 2014

    Although this is my first djembe, I am an experienced drummer and bongocero so I wanted a high quality instrument without breaking the bank. The X-8 website is great--very informative and user friendly--the prices are great; shipping was very fast and the djembe fully met my expectations.

  • 4

    Posted by Timothy Hecht on 28th Jul 2014

    Plays great great sound and the whole family loves it.

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