Meinl African Talking Drum, Large

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The Meinl African Talking Drums are carved into an hourglass shape from a solid piece of Mahogany wood, and decorated with a carved motif. Two hand-selected goatskin heads are spanned with high-quality nylon rope. Traditionally, the talking drum is played beneath one arm, and held against the ribcage. The drum is then squeezed to "bend" the pitch while the other hand employs a curved striker.

Carved from one solid piece of plantation grown Mahogany Wood
Nylon tuning strap
Ornamental carving

Sizes Available:
L = 8" x 16", 28 rope runners, 3 mm PP rope

Curved wooden beater

Mahogany Wood
Hand selected goat heads


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6 Reviews

  • Posted by Studio Instrument Rentals on 11th Jul 2014



    Very nice

  • Posted by Las Vegas, NV United States on 11th Jul 2014


    Feedback on Purchase

    Beautiful drum. The sound is amazing. Very happy with drum and how it was packaged. It is a wonderful addition to my musical instrument collection.

  • Posted by Stephen Jones on 11th Jul 2014


    Quality drum

    Drum newbie. This was a gift for my wife. She loves it. Never heard of a talking drum before this, but it's pretty cool. Happy with x8 order and shipping process.

  • Posted by Emerson Roberts on 11th Jul 2014


    meinl african talking drum

    Meinl African Talking Drum --fast delivery, item in good shape, website easy to navigate--happy customer!

  • Posted by Joan Gaston on 10th Jul 2014


    Beautiful Drum

    I have been wanting to purchase a drum for quite some time but never really found the one that "spoke" to me. I happened to come across X8 Drums website and found THE most awesome and beautiful African Talking Drum. The drum is of high quality and is exactly how it was described. I used it in a drumming circle and was so pleased! I also received many compliments as the drum is very unique. Your customer service is exceptional as I could track the shipment from beginning to delivery. Not to mention very fast delivery. Thank You So much x8Drums!

  • Posted by Eric W Lehman on 10th Jul 2014


    drum quality

    Good quality exactly what I expected to receive.