Latin Percussion has just introduced a new edition of its Aspire Congas and Bongos made from exotic Jamjuree wood. Sometimes called Siam Walnut, Jamjuree is 15% lighter in weight than Siam Oak, yet still delivers stunning tone and resonance. Jamjuree is also one of the most uniquely beautiful woods LP has ever used. Its wood grain ranges from a radiant gold to a deep, rich walnut-colored brown, resulting in dramatic visual contrast. To further enrich the wood’s natural beauty, the drums are coated with a satin-like, matte lacquer finish.
The congas are 28″ tall and come in sets of two with head combinations of 10″ and 11″. The drums are fitted with natural rawhide heads and chrome 5/16″ diameter tuning lugs. To help minimize hand trauma, the congas are equipped with EZ Curve Rims. The rims and side plates are in an attractive black powder coated finish that enhances the drums unique finish. Conga sets come with an LP Aspire Slide Mount Double Conga Stand, which is fully height adjustable. To complete the ensemble, we’ve also added matching bongos with 6-3/4” and 8” natural rawhide heads and steel bottom rims.
The new LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood Conga Set (LPA646-SW) carries an MSRP of $549. The list price for the matching bongos (LPA601-SW) is $149. Both will be available in October 2012.