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Gawharet El Fan Sombaty Plus Darbuka The Green Flower + Defender #8888

Sale price$485.00

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  • FREE Darbuka Defender
  • Covers with a genuine blue pearl
  • Made by Gawharet El Fan
  • Height 47 cm (18.5 in).
  • Skin diameter: 23 cm (9 in).
  • Weight: 6.3 kg (13.86 lbs)
SKU: Sombaty Plus Darbuka #8888

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Most articulate darbuka in this price class

I own other darbukas so was hesitant to spend a larger amount of money for a Gawharet Somabty model, but the audio demos convinced me, and when it arrived I was blown away as the demos don't do it justice -- this is quite simply a n instrument that becomes part of your body the instant you start playing it. Very inspiring, articulate, warm, nuanced. And gorgeous to boot. I looked over all the models in this class and this one hit the sweet spot. Note that these professional models are also somewhat larger than the typical westernized models available from generic percussion vendors, and the size does seem to matter; these are the ones that are preferred by traditional players.

GEF Sombati Plus

This is a great all round performance Sombati drum. Nicely balanced in weight, super sharp teks and slaps. The doum could be a little richer but it's still pretty good. Top hand feels great on the rim. Very comfortable. And of course the drum has the classic Gawharet El Fan decorative style. Very eye-catching and a great look on stage. Overall, I'm very pleased and thanks to Arab Instruments who are always a pleasure to do business with.

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