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Old 03-14-2018, 02:50 AM
setsuana setsuana is offline
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Default Help identify a drum?

Hello, I just joined to get some of insights about a drum that I am going to be selling. I know absolutely nothing about drums so I'm not even sure the category.

The only identifying mark is initials "UZ" I think. It's clearly handmade so I know it will not have a standard price. The head measures ~10" and it also stands about 10". It has a trail of elephants carved into the sides.

I have the two photos I took in this Google Photos link and I can take more if necessary
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YzIdbF6GqLzSaqhT2

Whatever information you guys can give me to figure out the value I would really appreciate it!
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:11 AM
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Check ebay to see what similar items are selling for. Hard to estimate what somebody would be willing to pay for something like that.

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Old 03-14-2018, 09:49 PM
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Don`t know what it is but I like it !i
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:46 PM
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Looks like an Ashiko to me:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashiko

although the lower ring is much lower (closer to the bottom) than I'd expect. Is there any sign that the bottom portion might have been cut shorter? The rings wrapped in red is a similar style to a number of West African drums I've seen, so I'm willing to believe it is West African in origin rather than one of the Indonesian copies we seem to get here in the Pacific.

As far as price goes, hard to say for sure. But you can look at completed auctions on eBay for Ashiko drums now that you have a name. I had a quick look and here's one

https://www.ebay.com/itm/232593427004

which is also short and went for $20. But they range from that $20 up to $165 in the completed sales. Some sellers stick "bongo" and "djembe" in their auctions because this gets more eyeballs, even when the drum is not of that type.
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