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Gon Bops California Series Bongos   

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The shells of these Gon Bops California Series bongos are made of the finest grade solid North American Oak staves. The bongo drums are meticulously ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Warm, natural-sounding drums ideal for ensemble play.

The shells of these Gon Bops California Series bongos are made of the finest grade solid North American Oak staves. The bongo drums are meticulously cut and bent by hand, then hand-glued and hammered into place before a lengthy curing process. Months later the bongo drums are ready to be turned by a drum artisan who has been making these shells the traditional way for decades. The shells are then sanded to a silky smooth surface. The bongo drums are then equipped with Remo NuSkyn heads, and fitted with Contour Crown hoops that provide both traditional looks and comfortable playability.

These percussion instruments exemplify the no-compromise Cuban-style bongo 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.

FEATURES
  • 7" and 8-1/2" bongo drum shell diameters
  • Solid North American Oak staves
  • Remo NuSkyn Heads

World-class bongo drums that'll go the distance of your drumming journey.

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California series

By Josean Ceballos

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gon Bops California Series Bongos:

I agree that the hardware is beautiful but those lugs will not hold under high tension. Also gonbops custumer service do not answer e-mails regarding those weak lugs. Maybe those Bongos can be use on other styles of music but for salsa where a high pitch is imperative from the macho,no,no,no,no.

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By velegi

from Southbridge, MA

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Comments about Gon Bops California Series Bongos:

for the money the least they should come with are real skins,preferably cow skins,and give you the option for the cheaper synthetic skins.Gon Bops,
aren't doing anybody any favors swapping the heads except for themselves. The ones in the picture are real skins.

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California Series Bongos

By bongojoel

from Houston, Texas

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Comments about Gon Bops California Series Bongos:

These bongos are the best I've ever seen. The shells are absolutely beautiful. The hardware is the highest quality I have ever seen. The synthetic heads are perfect, and sound great. They project well, and have cutting high end, and full low end too. Sadly, my other bongos will be neglected now that I purchased these beauties. I can't keep my hands off of them.

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