16-Inch Custom Hand Drum - High Spirits Flutes

16-Inch Custom Hand Drum

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Due to U.S. export restriction, our deer hide drums are not available for international shipping.

These 16-inch (diameter) custom, deer hide hand drums are fun and easy to play, and they sound great when paired with the native flute.  Hand drums are especially good at setting a bass rhythm while a native flute plays a melody.

Each drum comes includes a wooden mallet with a padded leather-end so you have a choice of playing the drum using your hand or with the leather mallet, and features a hand-chosen centerpiece that's worked into each drum's handle providing a solid, grounding grip for the drum player.

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These drums are handcrafted in Indiana, USA by our friend Wayne Manthey.  Here is what Wayne has shared with us about these hand drums he creates "This drum is alive. Just like all things, it is one of a kind. It is unique in sound and craftsmanship. It will last for many generations if treated with care."

From a simple rhythm or complex drum pattern, the native flute and the hand drum make an great musical combination that can truly enhance ones playing experience.

Hand drums provide a variety of musical tones depending on where the face of the drum is played. At the outside edges tones have a higher tone, while the center of the drum has a much deeper tone.

The drum's diameter helps to determine the sound of the drum. Generally the larger drums the deeper tone, while the smaller the drum the higher the tone.