Ghana - Musical Instruments
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Tue Jan 15 00:00:00 MST 2008checkonetwocheck Rating:2.0
If you want an example of an instrument from Ghana,ie a balafon, then this is fine. However, this is tourist junk that is not of playing quality. It should be pentatonic tuned and it is not. The small gourds at the underside do not add to the sustain of the note being played above. You get what you pay for in this case.
Sun Jul 11 00:00:00 MDT 2010drummerg1rl Rating:1.0
The drum that arrived had no carving on it and was cracked (top edge). It was well packed and the box did not appear to be damaged which most likely means it was packed with the defect. We'll see how good the return goes... This was my first purchase from Overstock.
Fri May 28 00:00:00 MDT 2010bretcohendotcom Rating:5.0
I am a professional percussionist for many years. So for me, ordering instruments on the internet without playing them first is very risky. You can't tell what they sound and play like. This one really delivered! The skins are good quality thick goat hide. The shell is beautifully carved and resonates the tone beautifully. Similar drums often sell for alot more money. I very much appreciate it guys. Thanks so much! Bret C.
Tue Nov 13 00:00:00 MST 2007juniorstar Rating:5.0
This balaphone was shipped in a very timely manner and was of very fine quality! Great pricing and authenticity. Highly recommended.
Tue Jan 15 00:00:00 MST 2008lw702 Rating:4.0
I bought this as a gift for my son who enjoys original musical pieces. He very much enjoys it and it goes well with his "backwoods" drums and all. Delivery was timely too and packaged well. Thank you!
Mon Oct 10 00:00:00 MDT 2011sams48 Rating:5.0
Love this drum. Good sound. Made well. I would buy another one for sure.
Wed Nov 06 00:00:00 MST 2013chicago13 Rating:5.0
I purchased for grandchild who has been taking lessons at he Afrocentric school for the past three years. She absolutely loves it and is having a hard time putting it down even when she's home.
Sat Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2008gopsalt Rating:5.0
Hey, I love the African 12-key Xylophone (Ghana)!!! i have been having so much fun! also, I think the price was really good. Thanks!
Fri Feb 27 00:00:00 MST 2015jackstraw Rating:5.0
Very pleased with the quality and sound of this drum - also looks good as a decor piece.
Mon May 19 00:00:00 MDT 2008Rating:5.0
received package on time and love the sound. using it in church.
Sun Dec 23 00:00:00 MST 2007Rating:1.0
I bought this xylophone as a gift for my girlfriend. After reading the reviews, I was under the impression that it is a working instrument. It's not. It's horribly out of tune, and has an awful tone. It makes an okay, but very not authentic, mantle-piece, but other than that it serves no musical purpose. I studied xylophone in Ghana, and their xylophones are much better made; for starters, you can play a song on them. They're actual instruments, that their craftsman puts pride and effort into making. These instruments, on the other hand, are quickly mass-produced to appeal to "exotic"-minded foreigners. Unless you're simply looking for a not-authentic conversation piece about which your house guests can remark, "well, isn't that exotic!" to which you reply, "yes, it's from Africa!", I'd say look somewhere else for an authentic musical instrument. This website's "Dono" drum is a good deal for a decent sounding drum.
Fri Jan 07 00:00:00 MST 2011tito1000000 Rating:5.0
Well made, artistic and beautiful tones. My son takes this to his hip hop class and plays for the group.
Wed Nov 22 00:00:00 MST 2006rebar234 Rating:5.0
Just look at the picture, weight and size-- this drum is a real showpiece. Sounds good, can tune, and carved by hand. I'm a happy customer
Fri Dec 21 00:00:00 MST 2012marjnh Rating:5.0
A great value--th is is a real drum--with a nice deep sound. It also looks nice--carvings on the side. Very substantial.
Thu Mar 08 00:00:00 MST 2012maricruz3980 Rating:5.0
I would totally recomend this to any one, it is a hand made work of art. my son loves it, the color is even two toned chocolate. the sound quality is great, it sound better when it is off the ground or off of any surface, than again to those who know how to play this instrument they know it is not suppose to be flat on the ground any ways. it is very sturdy. it met all expectations and more :) very happy with the purchase. to the person who made it .... GREAT JOB, YOU ARE VERY TALENTED, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT OUR FAMILY CLOSER THROUGH THE SOUND OF MUSIC !!! WE LOVE THIS NEW ADDITION TO OUR COLLECTION OF INSTRUMENTS :) MAY GOD BLESS YOUR HANDS ALWAYS !!! ps. delivery time was only 6 days from date of purchase, i am very pleased.
Thu Aug 18 00:00:00 MDT 2011kadotornado Rating:5.0
Great drum, better looking than the picture and sounds great! Buy this drum and you will not be dissapointed...but don't buy all of them because I want more lol
Mon Oct 10 00:00:00 MDT 2011greenlee22 Rating:5.0
A well made drum, pride in crafsmen ship. It makes a really nice loud sound! I love it.
Fri Dec 26 00:00:00 MST 2008kutehkenteh Rating:4.0
Great for the price. Very loud for it's size. Tone Very Warm. Records well enough anyway with a condensor mic. Great to add as an extra track for texture and percussion in general. Glad I bought mine.
Fri Dec 02 00:00:00 MST 2011kingdomcitizen2011 Rating:5.0
I purchased this drum for my Mommy who writes poetry and currently practicing with an African Band. It has a good rich sound; looks and feels good. She was very happy with her "new toy."
Tue Jul 13 00:00:00 MDT 2010bowroo Rating:5.0
This drum is worth way more than 99.00 ! the sound and craftmanship is awesome. The one I got was different from the picture so I guess they are one of a kinds? I am a drummer for over 30 years and love this drum ! simply beautiful :) I might get one more just to have it as a show piece . Just buy this drum !
Mon Feb 28 00:00:00 MST 2011jhbo Rating:5.0
I enjoy collecting percussion instruments. This one is a great piece, and an amazing value. I received it in three days. Great job Overstock!!
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