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Pearl PBJV14686 14-Inch Top-Tuned Djembe, Artisan Weathered Oak


Manufacturer's Description

Top Tuned Djembe

Djembes produce a wide range of sounds and are ideal as a solo instrument or as part of a large percussion ensemble or drum circle. Pearl’s Top Tune Djembe series includes two different size drums;12” and 14” that produce a thunderous low-end punch. The patented seamless synthetic shells are available in two dynamic hand-painted finishes #685 Artisan Straight Grain Limba and #686 Artisan Weathered Oak with synthetic skin heads. Pearl’s top tuning mechanism simplifies the tuning process and makes changing heads a breeze.

A portion of the sale of each djembe will be shared with The Rhythmic Arts Project. TRAP’S primary objective is to promote the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their typical peers in all aspects of everyday life.

Traditional djembes are roped tuned and that tuning method requires considerable experience. Pearl's Top Tuned djembes make tuning your drum easy with a hoop and lug system that works like other acoustic drums. The tuning wrench is included with the drum. The Top Tuned djembes feature a synthetic head designed to resist detuning from moisture and temperature changes. The bottom edge of the drum is protected by a rubber rim.

Care Guide: Pearl Top Tune Djembe drums feature a synthetic shell that is subject to react to extremely hot conditions. Refrain from prolonged exposure to temperatures at or above 122°F / 50°C. Failure to do so may result in damage to the instrument. For the utmost care, we recommend a moderate stable climate suitable for humans.


  • 14"" head x 25.75"" tall
  • SHELLS: Patented Seamless Synthetic
  • HEAD: Simulated skin
  • TUNING: Top
  • FINISHES: #686 Artisan Weathered Oak
  • OPTIONAL BAG: PBJCXXL 14"" fabric djembe bag (yellow)