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Meinl Artist Mongo Santamaria MSA1212AWA, Conga
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Conga • Type: Tumba • Diameter: 12-1/2" • Skin type: Buffalo • Shell hardware: Gold • Colour / Finish: Natural • Finish: High Gloss • Conga height: 30" (76,20 cm) • Body Material: White Ash • Accessories: Meinl Conga Saver; Meinl Sound pads; Tunning key; Tune-Up-Oil • Tumba from the Meinl Artist series Mongo Santamaria MSA1212AWA 12 1/2” Tumba in an American white ash finish Ramon “Mongo” Santamaria was without a doubt one of the most respected conga players ever and a pioneer of modern Latin Jazz. During the 50´s his band "Black Cuban Diamonds" laid down the foundation for an outstanding career. He has recorded dozens of legendary percussion albums. Worldwide Jazz hits, such as "Watermelon Man" in 1963 and the album "Summertime" from 1980 are only two of the many recordings from this great master percussionist. Mongo has inspired more percussionists around the globe than any other conguero. Mongo Santamaria died at the Baptist Hospital in Miami, USA in February 2003. He was 85 years old. This series is in memory of this great musician - a legendary combination. Sizes available: 11” Quinto, 11 3/4” Conga, 12 1/2” Tumba All are 30” tall. Material: Two ply American White Ash (Fraxinus americana L.) Features: True Skin Buffalo Heads 10 mm strong tuning lugs 4 mm rounded SSR-Rims Gold tone hardware Includes: MEINL Conga Saver MEINL Soundpads Accessory pouch L-shaped tuning key Tune Up Oil Colours: Hi Gloss
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