To celebrate 55 years of creating some of the finest hand drums, Gon Bops proudly offers this set of Limited Edition bongos. The shells of the California Series Bongos are made of the finest grade sol... Click To Read More About This Product
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To celebrate 55 years of creating some of the finest hand drums, Gon Bops proudly offers this set of Limited Edition bongos. The shells of the California Series Bongos are made of the finest grade solid North American Oak staves, and feature an aged oak finish as well as A 55th Anniversary logo on the heads. The staves are meticulously cut and bent by hand, then hand-glued and hammered into place before a lengthy curing process. Months later they are ready to be turned by a drum artisan who has been making these drum shells the traditional way for decades. The drum shells are then sanded to a silky smooth surface. These Gon Bops bongo drums are then equipped with Grade A cowhide heads, and fitted with Contour Crown hoops that provide both traditional looks and comfortable playability.
These Gon Bops percussion instruments exemplify the no-compromise Cuban-style drums that have made Gon Bops the go-to instruments for pro percussionists since 1954. The sound is that of traditional folkloric Afro-Cuban drums: warm, woody, with a short to medium sustain that's a good fit with the demands of ensemble playing.