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Westco Pre-Tuned Bongo; 5"; Red

Brand: Westco


MSRP: $21.99

Item: #204113
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These bongos are great for home or classroom use.  They have a soft handle to hold while playing and come with a pair of mallets.  Please remember, though, that these instruments are not intended for children under three years of age.  -Jenny

This hardwood shell drum has a durable, natural calfskin head and can be played by hand or with mallets.  A cotton handle strap is attached for ease of playing and is perfect for small hands.


  • Red finish
  • 5-1/4" x 5"

Available in two other sizes:

  • Natural (5-1/4" x 6-3/4") - Item 204114
  • Blue (5-1/4" x 8-1/2") - Item 204115

Each drum includes 2 mallets and has a satin finish that can be wiped clean.

Ages: 3 years and older.


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For a mini band in a toddlers' music class. Just the right size for little ones.
Regina A on May 18, 2012
For use with my music therapy clients: children and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism.
Jessica E on Nov 27, 2011
Love that these are two-sided and perfect for young drummers in a group.
Peggy M on Feb 29, 2012
I am shopping for drums for a music therapy group for teens with developmental disabilities--I'm wondering how durable you have found these to be, and how the sound quality is, compared with other brands such as remo and toca?
Sarah S on Feb 22, 2012
Best Answer: We just bought them, so there hasn't been time to test durability, but they seem very well made. They might be small for teens, depending on how severe the disability. The entire head is smaller than my hand spread out. Ours came with a short strap for some reason. Not sure how that would be used. I guess the main benefit is the price, if you need to buy several and can't afford djembes for everyone. I love the small djembe I got on clearance for around $50 on West Music. It has a lot of sound. I had not used the Toca drums before, but last night I used someone else's because of your question, and I loved it. Remo is awesome for durability, as you probably know. I've worked with teens, too, and I would say this shape and size would be all right if the physical limitation requires the drum to be resting in the lap.
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