Latin Percussion commemorates a half-century of successful percussion craftsmanship with the 50th Anniversary Congas and Bongos, made from beautiful North American Hickory wood. The plantation-grown hickory produces warm tones with resonant lows and mids in a standard tuning. When tuned high, this dense wood generates loud, crisp and cutting slaps. LP 50th Anniversary Drums are fitted with natural rawhide heads, gold-tone hardware, Extended Collar Comfort Curve® II Rims and exclusive 50th Anniversary badges. Protective rubber gaskets are installed on the side mounting plates to prevent any metal-to-wood contact.
LP 50th Anniversary Congas are available in three sizes: 11″ Quinto (LP522Z-50 – MSRP: $969.00), 11-3/4″ Conga (LP559Z-50 – MSRP: $979.00) and 12-12″ Tumbadora (LP552Z-50 – MSRP: $999.00). LP 50th Anniversary Bongos (LP201AX-50 – MSRP: $519.00) are fitted with 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ heads.
“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to do something really special,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “We chose Hickory wood for its beautiful, natural gold accents throughout the grain, giving it a distinguished look in addition to superior sound.”
The most widely recorded cowbell in history, produced with a beautiful gold-tone finish.
Latin Percussion marks 50 years of producing the finest percussion instruments with the release of a limited edition gold powder-coated 50th Anniversary Black Beauty Cowbell (LP204A-50 – MSRP: $59.99). Heard across decades of recordings and across a multitude of genres, the Black Beauty produces bright sounds with moderate overtones that make this cowbell a staple in any modern recording studio.
“This is a stunning derivation of the classic LP Black Beauty Cowbell that has been handcrafted in the USA for years,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “The gold powder-coated bell is constructed from the same premium steel as the traditional Black Beauty Cowbell, which ensures you will hear that familiar sound from every bell.”
Balanced, multi-purpose brushes ideal for playing the cajon.
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the latest accessory to expand the cajon player’s toolkit – LP Cajon Brushes (LP-CCB – MSRP: $30.00). The retractable, flexible nylon bristles are designed for lighter playing styles on the cajon’s front plate. The handles have been weight-balanced to provide optimal response when playing from a top-down angle, and are also anchored with rubber tips for increased bass response and attack.
“The new LP Cajon Brushes are great addition to any percussionist’s stick bag,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “The balanced, non-slip sticks make it easy to switch from hands to brushes in an instant.”
New rugged bags for congas, cajons and bongos for the percussionist on the go!
Latin Percussion introduces a new transport and storage solution for the gigging percussionist with the Ultra-Tek Touring Series Bags. Made for congas,cajons and bongos, the new Ultra-Tek Bags are heavily padded for superior drum protection, and are finished in a solid grey covering with maroon accents. Every bag has sturdy, reinforced handles and a fully lined zipper.
Ultra-Tek Conga Bag (LP546-UT – MSRP: $399.00) features a wide mouth opening for easy insertion and removal of the conga. The inverted design of the bag provides stability during transport, and large wheels make for quick and easy movement from the van to the stage. Fits all LP congas up to 30” in height.
The LP Ultra-Tek Bongos Bag (LP533-UT – MSRP: $149.00) is oversized with internal pockets for additional percussion accessories. To save space, the walls of the bag have been reinforced to allow the bag to be used as a trap table during gigs. A shoulder strap is included.
The Ultra-Tek Cajon Bag (LP524-UT – MSRP: $95.00) fits most LP cajons, with a large zippered external pocket and shoulder strap for quick teardown and easy transport.
Distinct designs set against an attractive mango wood grain.
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the latest in its LP City Series Congas and Bongos. The new City Series Congas feature 10″ and 11″ drums carved from mango wood with distinctive, decorative carvings. Measuring 28″ tall, City Series Congas come complete with a height-adjustable conga stand. Matching LP City Series Bongos in carved mango wood are also available. Both City Series carved mango wood congas and bongos are appointed with black powder-coated hardware.
“The new carved mango City Series Congas and Bongos are ideal for the beginning player who is looking for quality sound in a visually attractive drum,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.
Beautiful and accurate reissue of the original bongos that launched Latin Percussion.
Latin Percussion is celebrating 50 years of making the finest percussion instruments with the reintroduction of the first set of bongos produced by LP. A replica of the set first crafted by LP Founder Martin Cohen in 1964, each set of Original Bongos is a faithful re-creation of the satin mahogany drums, complete with original 1964 head graphics, natural rawhide heads and special commemorative badge.
Outfitted with traditional chrome-plated rims and hardware, the LP Original Bongos (LP1964 – MSRP: $479.00) are made with 6-3/4″ and 8-1/4″ diameter shells.
Patent-pending, top-tuning design headlines a list of new features
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce an innovative redesign of the Kevin Ricard Signature Cajon. Working alongside Ricard, LP has built an innovative, patent-pending top-tuning method that helps shape the tone to the player’s exact specifications by independently tuning guitar strings mounted to the back of the heartwood front plate. Measuring 11-3/4″ x 11-7/8″ x 19″ with angled top corners for easy playing, every LP Americana Kevin Ricard Signature Cajon (LP1424 – MSRP: $599.00) is made in the USA from hand-selected, 11-ply, plantation-grown Baltic birch.
“Working with one of the most visible cajon players in the world, we were able to fine-tune the playing experience for everyone,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “LP’s patent-pending design allows for convenient fine-tuning of the cajon without the need for standing or moving the cajon.”
Among Kevin Ricards’ performance credits are house percussionist for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the house band for American Idol. His list of playing credits includes Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and many others.
Latin Percussion introduces the all-new cajon pedal. Ideal for drummers and percussionists who need both hands free for playing, the pedal easily attaches to most standard-size cajons. The LP Cajon Pedal (LP1500 – MSRP: $249.99) features a smooth, quiet 3′ cable system and a specially designed mounting plate for easy installation.
The patent-pending beater faithfully recreates the sound of a palm striking the front plate. The LP Cajon Pedal also features spring adjustments to cater to a wide range of playing styles.
“The new LP Cajon Pedal frees up the hands of the player, allowing them to better layer their sound with additional percussion options,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.
A unique American-made cajon modeled after a snare drum.
Latin Percussion is proud to present the innovative Americana Series Octo-Snare Cajons. The handcrafted, eight-sided drums feature a hardwood top. The Octo-Snare Cajons are fitted with fixed internal snares and dual playing surfaces. The Octo-Snare Cajons are available in two different top surfaces and sizes: a 10″ diameter drum with birch hardwood (LP1410 – MSRP: $159.00), and a 12″ diameter drum with Sapele hardwood (LP1412 – MSRP: $199.99). Both cajons are made with a 5″ deep, natural finish shell of 9-ply Baltic birch.
“The Octo-Snare Cajons allows players to convert their cajon rig into a drum set,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “The wood top responds well to hands, mallets or rods.”
Easy to play, and great for a variety of musical applications.
Latin Percussion introduces the Session Shakers – 5″ (LP446-S) and 9″ (LP446-L) tube-shaped shakers that are perfectly weighted with molded end caps and fitted with an easy-to-hold grip for controlled sound and rhythm.
The LP Session Shakers are available for $18.99 – MSRP for the 5″ version and $21.99 – MSRP for the 9″ version.