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lanebune

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My neighbor wants to sell these to me and I know nothing about Bongo drums. Can anyone tell me the make and worth of these cute little guys? He has no idea either.

 

His parents had them and he thinks they are from 1958, but it has the number 64 penciled on the inside of one of them.

 

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Way Out Wardell

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I'd guess MIJ.  I have a set of these in faded champagne sparkle - same red-painted luan interior, square nuts holding on the Slingerland-y lugs, visible weld points on the rims.  Mine are no-name as well.  


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Definitely MIJ. They can often sound really cool, but they also often have irregular sized heads which can be a pain.
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Ouch! Thanks, I'll most likely still get them If he doesn't want to much. The vertical luan looking interior should have tipped me off.


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yes, MIJ.  I had a set in Red Sparkle, I had to toss them because i could not find the weird size heads for them anywhere.


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Don't toss 'em!! Manito Percussion in Athens Georgia will make custom heads for your vintage bongos!

 

http://www.manitopercussion.com


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Sure, but it is really worth the cost?


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If it's worth it to you personally, it's worth it. If you like to play bongos or could use some in the group you're playing with, why not? There's more to life than profit if you're worried you'll never recoup the $100 you spent to get some custom bongo heads on a resale. I've spent $100 on much more foolish things, and don't have anything to show for it.


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If you put those in your drum room (or your man cave), it's a different room. Suddenly, it has the feeling of a 60s Polynesian-themed bar or the set of an Elvis movie. Is an object capable of transporting you back to a very specific era worth more than it would be for its intended purpose? Only if you're a nostalgist or a hopeless romantic.

 

I love them.


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Lane if you don't want them let me know how much. Roads to your house have to be awful, too much gawd darn snow!!!

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I have a pair just like that for sale.........(please contact me here, not VDF)

 

http://www.vintagedr...ead.php?t=57572


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