DrumDrTom - Hand drum repair, restoration and sales

Drums For Sale

Egyptian darbuka made with white mother of pearl inlay.

We are very happy to now offer a variety of drums for sale. If you're looking to purchase a quality hand drum at reasonable cost, look below at our selection. We offer rebuilt drums, custom built one of a kind drums and drums made by other respected drum makers. You can be sure that the great reputation we've earned over the years will be reflected in the quality of our inventory and the reasonable prices.

Custom Ashikos For Sale

An ashiko hand drum newly built.

The ashiko offered for sale above is a sample of the drum that could be yours. Feel free to purchase that drum if you like. Or you might prefer a calf skin drum head instead of goat skin. You might want a particular thickness for your drum's skin. You might prefer a particular color or combination of colors for the rope and ring wrap.

Tell us what your pleasure is and we will satify you.

We will hand select the skin, even let you choose your own skin. We use high grade 5.5mm rope and finish off the shell with a rubber bottom to protect it and the indoor floors.

Order your ahiko now with the skin and rope of your choosing.

Or email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form NOW!

Fish Skin Doumbek For Sale

Fish skin doumbek with a stoneware shell.

The stoneware shell of this doumbek was crafted by a local artisan. It's stronger and less prone to breaking than ceramic shells. Yet its surprisingly light and a pleasure to hold while providing great resonance.

The skirted drumhead is fish skin, which provides a huge range and is very responsive to the lightest touch.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful darbuka. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this one of a kind doumbek yours! This is a great buy at $300.

Glass Drums For Sale

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with West Coast Glass Studios. We have teamed up with WCGS to create beautiful and unique drums made of hand blown glass. That's right - glass drums!

Don't worry, the glass used for these drums is strong and resilient. No more risky or likely to break than clay and ceramic drums. Take a look.

Glass Talking Drums

Unlike traditional African talking drums, these drums have a single 6" head on one side and are open ended on the other. Also unlike their traditional versions, these drums can use synthetic skins as well as natural skins.

Exactly as with their African versions, the pitch on these drums can be manipulated high to low or low to high by squeezing and releasing the lacing. It's that easy!

Glass Djembes

Yes, these are djembes. They have the range, high to low, you would expect as well as great resonance and a surprisingly booming bass for a 6" drum.

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A small glass djembe being played.

Egyptian Darbukas For Sale

White Mother of Pearl Darbukas

Gawharet El Fan is the oldest and among the most respected makers of hand crafted darbukas, and we're very pleased to make available to our loyal customers and new friends these magnificent hand drums. While our inventory of these great drums has expired, we can offer you a discount code that you can use when making a purchase from them: https://gawharetelfan.com/

Visit their website and use the following code to get a discount on your purchase:

DRUMDR7876

Colored Mother of Pearl Darbukas

For a modest increase you can get the blue/green irridesence of colored mother of pearl.

More colorful and rare than their white sisters, these darbukas are just as easy to carry and play. Each uinque masterpiece is lovingly crafted one piece at a time.

Affordable Darbukas

The basic models are priced to fit everybody's budget. Don't let the low price fool you. These are incredible drums!

Each of these magificent drums is one of a kind. To make one yours at a great price don't forget to use our discount code:

DRUMDR7876

Custom Built Drums

Djembe hand drum with yellow and orange rope and wrap.

Is there a drum in your dreams? Do you long for the perfect drum? The perfect size, weight, color and a voice that's just so. A voice capable of expressing all that's within you but beyond words.

Maybe you love the power of the djembe and its incredible range, but as a vegan cannot reconcile your lifestyle with the instrument. Trust us and your wish will come true. You will have your djembe while being true to yourself. Below is one of the beautiful vegan djembes we've built to order and the remarks of the happy customer.

I love my new drum. Great job! Thank you.

Tim Cavender (South Charleston, WV)

If you prefer a more traditional djembe we can use goat, calf or any type of skin of any thickness you prefer. We've even made elk skin djembes. You decide. It's your djembe.

Feast your eyes on this maginficent 15" Lenke wood djembe built to one of our happy customer's specifications.

Pete knew exactly what he wanted and we gave it to him.

Hoop drum with an oroboros painted on the elk skin drumhead.

Maybe you need a medicine drum to aid you in your healing rituals. Tell us the size you need, the type of skin, the voice you imagine and even the imagery and symbolism that would best suit you, and we will make it so.

Original artwork as on the medicine drum above is possible, or we can replicate any imagery you wish. If you have a good idea of what you want but are uncertain about any details just consult with us. Together we will figure out what would be best for you.

Elk skin shaman drum.

If it's more of a shaman drum that interests you, we can create one just for you. A drum that fits you like a glove and resonates to your marrow.

As already mentioned, we'll make the drum just your size using whatever type of skin that best suits you and decorate it if you wish with artwork.

Oh, and one other thing - we can use the traditional rawhide lacing if you wish, or use high grade rope of any color you desire and make your drum tunable.

Hi Dr. Tom,

The drum arrived in nice shape. It had a wonderful sound . . .

Cat Okamura (Escondido, CA)

Take the first step toward the perfect drum awaiting you and email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form NOW!

Kpanlogo For Sale

A beautiful kpanlogo drum.

This beautifully crafted kpanlogo is now available for purchase. This drum stands 24 inchesh high with a playing surface of 10 inches and is flawless in every way.

A very nice carrying case is included as at no extra cost.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful drum. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this one of a kind instrument yours! This is a great buy at $300.

Ghana Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

African djembe made of Tweneboa wood.

This djembe, nicely carved from Tweneboa wood, stands just a hair over 24" and has a 12.5" drum head. The hand selected African goat skin is puilled to solo pitch. Because Tweneboa is soft, this is not a heavy drum but still sounds great.

The rings, rope and African goat skin are all of the very best quality, so you can be sure this drum will endure all the playing you can dish out. At the price of $300 this is a great buy.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful djembe. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this one of a kind drum yours!

Hardwood Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

African djembe made of hardwood.

This beautiful djembe, carved from African hardwood, stands just a hair over 24" and has a 13" drum head. The hand selected African goat skin is puilled to solo pitch. Although the shell is carved from hard, dense wood, the drums is not particularly heavy, because the walls of the shell are carved quite thin.

The rings, rope and African goat skin are all of the very best quality, so you can be sure this drum will endure all the playing you can dish out. At the price of $450 this is a great buy.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful djembe. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this one of a kind drum yours!

Fishskin Doumbek For Sale   - SOLD!

Fish skin doumbek with a beautiful stoneware shell.

The gorgeous stoneware shell of this one of a kind doumbek was crafted by a local artisan. It's stronger and less prone to breaking than typical ceramic shells. The drum is a pleasure to hold with its flawless shape and proportions while providing great resonance.

The skirted fish skin drumhead provides a huge range and is extremely responsive to the lightest touch.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful darbuka. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this one of a kind doumbek yours! This is a great buy at $350.

Medium Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

Fully rebuilt djembe with new rope and skin.

If you're looking for a world class djembe that's not too big and heavy, here it is.

The djembe stands 22.5" tall with an 11.5" drum head. The shell is African hardwood and beautifully carved, but because it's not large and carved with fairly thin walls it weighs a mere 13.4 lbs.

But don't let the size fool you. The carefully chosen African goat skin is flawless, and the drum is tuned to solo pitch with the high grade 5.5mm double weave rope. This djembe delivers the full range and power you might expect from a full sized djembe.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by put your hands on this wonderful drum. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful drum, and you'll see what we mean. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this one of a kind djembe yours for a mere $300.

Tabla Dayan For Sale   - SOLD!

Tabla dayan with a brand new pudi, head cover and cushion.

This pre-owned tabla has just been rebuilt with a new drum head. The 5.25" drum is tuned high to E and rings like a bell!

The polyester strap will help keep it in tune longer, and the beautiful new head cover and cushion are included

This tabla is selling for $150.

Tabla duggi with a new pudi sitting on a new cushion.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful tabla. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this tabla sing! This is a great deal!

Djembe hand drum with yellow and orange rope and wrap.

Ivory Coast Iroko Wood Djembe

A full size djembe hand drum just built by DrumDrTom with all new parts of the finest quality. As always, we cut no corners anywhere during the building process. The skin is hand selected African goat, the 1/4" cold rolled steel rings were custom made, and the rope is as good as it gets - 4mm for the rings and 5.5mm for verticals.

The djembe stands 24" tall with a 13.5" drum head and weighs 19.4 lbs. This hefty djembe will last a lifetime and beyond and is more than worth the $450 price tag.

The iroko wood shell was carved in the Ivory Coast, making the voice of this drum loud and clear with an incredible range - a deep sonorous bass like the voice of god, clear tones and bullet slaps. This is a tunable drum, meaning the pitch can be lowered and raised at will. You will not find better a djembe for the price anywhere.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this special instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

Ceramic doumbek hand drum.

Doumbek For Sale   - SOLD!

Beautiful hand made ceramic doumbek for sale.

The drum is just over 14" tall and 9.5" wide with an 8" playing surface. The hand selected African goat skin is thicker than most doumbek skins and more durable. This pretuned clay darbuka is tuned to perfection - flawlessly clear tones with a huge range. The $110 price is just a number. You cannot put a value on this drum.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this special instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

Djembe drum made of Iroko wood.

Iroko Wood Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

Beautifully carved in the Ivory Coast of Iroko wood, the shell of this djembe is a great foundation on which to build a djembe. And we cut no corners anywhere during the building process. The skin is African goat, the rings are new 1/4" cold rolled steel, and the rope is as good as it gets - 4mm for the rings and 5.5mm for the verticals.

The drum has a 13.25" drum head, stands 24.25" tall and weighs 18 lbs. This hefty djembe will last a lifetime and beyond and is more than worth the $450 price tag.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this special instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

Rope-tuned African djembe hand drum.

Iroko Wood Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

This is a full size djembe hand drum just built by DrumDrTom with all new parts of the finest quality. And we cut no corners anywhere during the building process. The skin is hand picked African goat, the 1/4" cold rolled steel rings were custom made, and the rope is as good as it gets - 4mm for the ring and 6mm for verticals. Just try to find 6mm rope on any other djembe!

The djembe stands 24" tall with a 13" drum head and weighs around 19lbs. This hefty djembe will last a lifetime and beyond and is more than worth the $450 price tag.

The voice of this drum is loud and clear with an incredible range - a deep sonorous bass like the voice of god, clear tones and bullet slaps. This is a tunable drum, meaning the pitch can be lowered and raised at will. You will not find better a djembe for the price anywhere.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this special instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

African goat skin drum head on a djembe.

Iroko Wood Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

Well carved of Iroko wood from the Ivory Coast, the shell of this djembe is a great foundation on which to build a djembe. And we cut no corners anywhere during the building process. The skin is African goat, the rings are new 1/4" cold rolled steel, and the rope is as good as it gets - 4mm for the ring and 5mm for verticals.

The drum has a 13" drum head, stands 25" tall and weighs in at around 20lbs. This hefty djembe will last a lifetime and beyond and is more than worth the $450 price tag.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this special instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

Native American style hoop drum skinned with elk skin.

Hoop Drum For Sale   - SOLD!

Another beautiful 20 inch elk skin hoop drum is available for purchase. The skin is of medium thickness and produces a deep and soothing voice. A real steal at only $200.

The elk skin is naturally beautiful and needs no further decoration.

Take it to drum circles, use it for healing rites, meditate to its song or just play with it!. This Native American style frame drum will demand attention with its roar or lull listeners into a trance.

And just to put the icing on the cake, this truly special drum is tunable. We've forgone the traditional rawhide lacing in favor of strong and reliable rope that won't break like rawhide will. Thanks to this lacing we were able to make this medicine drum tunable.

The voice of this hoop drum will change depending on the mallet you use. With this in mind, we offer you your choice of mallets.

Click on the images for a better look at this beautiful drum, and you'll want to email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, to make this drum yours!

Rope-tuned African djembe hand drum.

Genuine African Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

Whether you spell it 'djmebe' or 'jembe', this African hand drum will deliver all the range and power these drums are known for. With a 13" drum head and standing 25" tall, the resonance is there. The brand new drum sports a fresh medium-thick African goat skin, brand new 5mm rope with a polyester core and sheath and new cold rolled steel rings.

At just under 20lbs, this solid African hardwood drum will last a lifetime and beyond but is not so heavy as to be a burden. You will not find a better djembe for $250 anywhere.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this special instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

Native American style medicine drum painted with the image of a snake swallowing its tail

Selling Medicine Drum   - SOLD!

This beautiful 20 inch medicine drum is skinned with thick elk skin, so the voice is deep and sonorous.

The original one of a kind artwork depicts the mythical ouroboros. Loaded with symbolism, this hoop drum is worth $350 just for the painting, but wait until you hear its voice!

Perfect for drum circles, healing rites, meditation or just for fun. Play it softly or play it loud, this drum will put listeners in a trance. .

The back of a tunable elk skin hoop drum.

And just to put the icing on the cake, this truly special drum is tunable. We've forgone the the traditional rawhide lacing in favor of strong and reliable rope that won't break like rawhide will. Thanks to this lacing we were able to make this medicine drum tunable.

The voice of this hoop drum will change depending on the mallet you use. With this in mind, we offer you your choice of mallets.

Click on the images to get a better look at this inspiring instrument , and you'll want to email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, to make this drum yours!

Rope-tuned African djembe hand drum.

African Djembe Sale   - SOLD!

Here's a djembe that's just been completely restored with a fresh African goat skin and all new rope.

With a 12.5 inch drum head, standing 25 inches tall and well under 20lbs, this African drum will give you countless hours of drumming joy but is not so heavy as to be a difficult to carry. You will not find a better djembe for $225 anywhere.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and put your hands on this wonderful instrument. You won't believe your ears! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful djembe, and look at the details. We used the best materials available. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this drum yours!

Rope-tuned African djembe hand drum.

Great Deal On A Djembe!   - SOLD!

This beautiful, 12 3/4" djembe has just been built by The Drum Doctor and needs a good home! The shell is hand carved from genuine African hardwood and stands 23 1/2" tall. This is a very basic shell - no fancy carving whatsoever - but this keeps the cost down without sacrificing on quality.

The medium-thick African goat skin is mounted using high quality 5mm rope of a polyester core and sheath. The skin will provide countless hours of drumming joy and the strong and durable rope will last several reheadings.

With a bass like the voice of God, crystal clear tones and bullet slaps, you can be sure the drum will not remain on sale for very long. At $225 this 17.6lb djembe is priced for a beginning drummer but worthy of an accomplished djembefola.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this special instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at +1 (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

Djembe hand drum with new rope and skin

Light Weight Djembe For Sale   - SOLD!

If you're looking for full size djembe with the range and projection of a high quality djembe but is easy to carry, here it is. Nearly 26" high and with a 13" drum head, this djembe weighs well under 20lbs.

If you happen to be in Santa Cruz, San Jose, Silicon Valley, the Salinas Valley or the San Franciso or Monterey Bay area, do come by and hear what this beautiful instrument sounds like. You will not be disappointed! If you're beyond a pleasant drive away, don't worry, we'll be happy to ship.

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beauty, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, call or text him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and this baby can be yours!

Just rebuilt bodhran with new African goat skin.

Bodhran For Sale   - SOLD!

If you're looking to buy a great bodhran this is your chance to purchase a great drum at an incredible price.

This bodhran is founded upon a sturdy frame that will endure a lifetime. The African goat skin is strong and reliable and mounted at the perfect tension. This is a pretuned drum that will not go out of tune easily with the fluctuations of its environment. You will will be able to rely on this bodhran to be ready to sing for you.

And it sings at a great range!

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful Irish bodhran, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this bodhran sing! You will not believe you only paid $175 for it! No tipper is included, but at this price you'll have more than enough to purchase the tipper of your choice.

Just rebuilt tabla set with new straps, tuning pegs and drum heads.

Tabla For Sale   - SOLD!

Here's your chance to purchase a world-class tabla and save money while you're at it!

This set has been lovingly restored by DrumDrTom with new straps, tuning pegs and drum heads. The shells are used but in perfect condition. The dayan is 5 1/2" and the bayan 9 1/4". We tried several times to tune it to C, but the drum always reverted to it's natural state - B.

And boy does it sing in B! Clear, stable and resonant!

Click on the thumbnails to get a better look at this beautiful tabla set, and you're bound to fall in love. Email Dr. Tom, phone him at (831) 428-6626 or fill out a Contact Form, and make this tabla sing! You will not believe you only paid $275 for it!