The Bongo Cajon is compact in size (15.75″ long by 7″ wide) and features lightweight plywood construction. The instrument’s textured sides are contoured to fit comfortably on a player’s lap or to be held between the knees in the traditional bongo playing position. The open-bottom, twin-chamber shell produces complementary high and low pitches. List price: $75.
Giovanni series Prestige timbales have 6.5×13 and 6.5×14 phosphor bronze shells. Above and below the ribs, the shells are buffed to a high gloss, while the area between the ribs is sanded and buffed to create a matte finish. To ensure precise and secure tuning, the drums feature a recessed top tuning system that uses oversize bolts. The set also comes with a chrome-plated heavy-duty stand, as well as a cowbell bracket and a pair of timbale sticks. List price: $965.
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