CongaDr+ Tony's Conga Adventures: Sf Valje congas - restoration, reskinning

Friday, November 7, 2008

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Sf Valje congas - restoration, reskinning

Here is a very nice set of Valjes made by Akbar, near the end of the SF era, i believe. I say this because of the finish, mostly.

The tub has the exact finish used on Akbars Sol drums, a rubbed oil look with a matt finish.

These drums didnt have the signature iding info on the inside... Most of the SF drums had a stamp on the inside, either with the valje drums address, or the chickens without 'guns?', or whatever Haight Ashbury music used to be called.

The drums are really well made, and the hardware is almost new. I put new skins on them, and fixed a couple of hair line cracks.

Fun in the sun.. another project done.


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