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Pre-OrderMeinl Floatune Conga
With the innovative MEINL Floatune tuning system, all mounting hardware is completely isolated from the shell....Starting at $449.99Compare Compare Now site1prod491211
Meinl Mongo Santamaria Artist Congas
Made to Mongo's personal specifications. The shells are made from 2-ply American White Ash finished in...Starting at $599.99Compare Compare Now site1prod580745
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Meinl Marathon Classic Wood Tumba
High-quality materials and great tone. Perfect for pros on a budget. Specially selected True Skin buffalo...$289.99Compare Compare Now site1prod443718
Meinl Woodcraft Quinto Conga Drum
A premium quinto with a traditional, Cuban-style shell for tonal variance and projection.$629.99Compare Compare Now site1prod584935
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Meinl Headliner Conga Set with Tripod Stand
Pro looks and sound at a very affordable price. Traditional wood construction.$369.99Compare Compare Now site1prod445892
Meinl Headliner Series 10" & 11" Wood conga set with Basket...
10" and 11" conga pair is light to carry, and has a full, rich sound. Great set for developing a full...$369.99Compare Compare Now site1prod491247
Meinl Marathon Classic Wood Conga
Loud, ringing tone comes from the belly-shaped conga shell. Great tone, volume, and sustain, with True Skin...$279.99Compare Compare Now site1prod443717
One thing that most Latin percussion instruments have in common is a long and interesting history. Congas certainly fall into that category, with roots running back to African and Spanish immigrants in the Caribbean. If you've heard rumba, reggae, salsa or merengue, then there's no doubt that you've heard conga drums in action. And when you're ready to give them a try for yourself, Meinl congas are fantastic options. That goes for veteran players, too - there are plenty of professional-oriented congas in the Meinl lineup as well.
There are a few traits that make congas special, the most important of which is probably the ability to tune them to different notes. That's why two and three-piece ensembles, like the Meinl Headliner Designer 3-Piece Conga Set and Headliner Wood Congas Set, are so common. By adding more congas to your setup, you increase the number of notes that you're capable of playing... and that unlocks a ton of potential for creating totally unique rhythms.
If you're new to the conga and interested in an accessible, easy-to-play model to get started with, take a look at the Meinl Headliner Designer Wood Conga with Basket Stand. This great-sounding drum is budget-friendly and even comes with a bundled stand so you'll have everything you need to get started. Maybe you're a more experienced player and you want to push the boundaries a little? If so, take a look at the Meinl Professional Series Conga or even a signature model like the Luis Conte Artist Series Conga. These are designed for the stage, with the sound and build quality needed to handle a busy gigging or touring schedule.
Conga drums really do have their own special niche in the world of percussion, and with Meinl congas, you can fill that niche with the confidence carried by the Meinl name. If you've been on the fence about trying the conga, this may be the selection of instruments that tempts you enough to make it happen... and if you're an experienced pro, no one will blame you for feeling like a kid in a candy store right now.