January 11, 2012

Isla Percussions: Afro-Cuban drums hand made in Belize

Made by hand.

Isla Percussions makes all of it's instruments by hand in the lovely country of Belize. Isla's unique location provides access to the choicest of wood savailable nowhere else. Only Isla can provide Honduran Mahogany (Caoba), Ziricote and Caribbean Rosewood for drums. These woods create an authentic sound with a truly uniqe appearance.

Some photos of the creation process from Isla's Belize factory location. Made for musicians by musicians.
Iya on the lathe

Conga staves carved from wood.

Ziricote conga shells

Stainless steel hardware

Caribbean Rosewood bata shells

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