Saturday, January 24, 2015
Here is my facebook page about the restoration of Conga and Bongo : The Conga Doctor's Drum Restoration and Repair - Conga, Bongo, Bata.
Drop by and sport me a 'like' if you dig the work.
Over the years, Ive had the great pleasure of restoring a few hundred vintage instruments, which, to say the least, has been highly rewarding.
It is so fun to bring life back into these vintage drums. The older congas and bongo have a sound that modern craftsmen, no matter how talented, struggle to duplicate.
Often, these older drums are made of Mahogany, a very unsustainable wood to harvest, so it is great fun to save a tree in the process.
And then to see these instruments played and loved by the top players in the country.. too cool.