Here is a marching snare drum. I first learned to play drums on a snare
drum but mine never sounded as deep or resonant as this one.
Made from heavy duty stainless steel by Ludwig. One very cool
Here is a wonderful Marimba from Germany. This picture doesn't do them
justice but it has beautiful rosewood keys.
These are beautifully furry drums from South Africa. One story goes that
they are made from metal cans in order to conserve the trees. Another story goes that some Africans will stretch goatskin
over ANYTHING! Whatever the case, these sound absolutely wonderful.
I call this a 'gourd on a stick'. It's my weirdest drum. Purchased from
an estate sale where no info was available about its origin. It looks like a musical bedwarmer. There's even a loop at the
end of the shaft so you can hang it from a wall. Don't ask me why.
Here is the largest Remo djembe in the civilized world. It has an 18" head. If you or I had an 18" head we in 'Ripley's
Believe it or Not'...or used in a horror movie or reality show. It's big.
I own what I have to say is the most beautiful flute I have ever seen. Built by Miguel Medina of
CA, it is a maple flute with rosewood accents. The eagle fetish appears to be swooping over the woodburned mountains along
each side of the flute. My wife owns two of Miguel's beautiful drone flutes.
Below is a close-up so you can better see the eagle...