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King Cheetah Elite Professional Djembe - Medium

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  • King Cheetah Elite Professional Djembe - Medium
  • King Cheetah Elite Professional Djembe - Medium
  • King Cheetah Elite Professional Djembe - Medium
  • King Cheetah Elite Professional Djembe - Medium
MSRP: $684.00
— You save $399.00


This drum is also available through our preferred partner, Guitar Center.

All X8 Djembes come with a FREE Djembe DVD! Learn to Tune and play your new drum with two complimentary lessons by X8 Drums. Full details

X8 DRUMS is extremely excited to offer three new models of Elite Pro Djembes. Custom designs that you won't find anywhere else in the states. You can only get them here!! This latest batch of djembes will knock you out with their aesthetic beauty and superior sound quality. We have a limited number of each model. There are true collector's items in this batch.


The King Cheetah is representative of the rare breed of the species, only seen in nature a handful of times. Like the feline, this djembe is a specialty item, constructed to deliver pristine performance for the most advance players and a smooth purr for beginners showing promise in the art of hand drumming.

The Elite Pro Djembes are hand made, custom carved professional grade instruments prepared with the finest materials. Each drum goes through a rigorous inspection of quality control using hand selected #1 quality mahogany hardwood. Only the best! Wood that is all legally harvested and certified to be legal timber, which is environmentally friendly. Go green!!

Also, due to the specialized shell shape only 30% of the approved wood that is sorted for our Professional line meets the size, shape, and quality criteria for an Elite Pro . All shells have to be both hand carved and lathed. This is expensive and takes a long time. Every Elite Pro djembe drum is carved extra thick for incredible tones, and unsurpassed range.


Take special note of the neck ring on each Elite Pro Djembe. Every drum is secured with a forged steel neck ring that is specifically fitted and built for each model. All Elite Pro shells are hand carved with a built in groove that is custom fitted to lock the ring system into place. This tedious process of welding a custom steel neck ring leads to a highly secured tuning system. When you tune up your new Elite Pro it stays locked and tight when performing. The Elite Pro's have it all: craftsmanship, beauty, and that juicy tone you've been after!!

We take great pride that our djembe drums are environmentally friendly. Each drum is made from legally harvested/Government inspected and certified Mahogany. The fact that we import these drums directly means that you get 'factory direct' prices and the finest selection of handcrafted djembe drums.


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

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

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

Drum Features:

  • Legally Harvested, Environmentally Sustainable Mahogany wood, One-piece, solid shell construction
  • Government 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
  • Forged steel neck ring, with built-in groove that is custom fitted to lock the ring system into place
  • Carved rim to stabilize bottom ring for precise, long-lasting tuning.
  • 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.

UPC: 852715003032

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5 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Robin Miller on 13th Jul 2022

    I love, love, love my new djembe. This is my first attempt with a musical instrument. I am so very excited to learn to play it. Thank you again!!!

  • 5
    beginning drummer

    Posted by jim Latva on 28th Sep 2016

    Great service, quick delivery, great product with big sound, and good looking. Very happy with everything.

  • 5
    Crisp Sound

    Posted by Laura Dempsey on 14th Jul 2014

    I ordered this drum last week and received it one week later, excellent service and really nice drum, like the sound, the look and the weight of the drum, I have a djembe that is much heavier and has good sound but this one is just the right pitch for me. would definitely recommend this drum.

  • 5

    Posted by Charles Schultz on 11th Jul 2014

    Nice drum, and great service. I have bought 3 drums from x8, and its always easy.

  • 5
    King Cheetah Elite Professional Djembe

    Posted by David E Hardin on 10th Jul 2014

    This is a Beautiful King Cheetah Elite Professional Djembe. I love the Cheetah pattern on it, it's very Beautiful. The sound it is awesome and the 12" Head and 24" height is just right. I Love My Djembe. X8 Drums representative was very Helpful . Thank You Matt

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