Mother of Pearl

The Pearl Columns Sombaty Darbuka Drum

£256 £320
FREE UK/EU/US STANDARD SHIPPING

The Pearl Columns Sombaty Darbuka is from our classic Mother of Pearl collection.

The Pearl Columns Sombaty Darbuka features:

The Pearl Columns Sombaty Darbuka is a unique model, styled around a warm garnet red. It features geometric designs highlighted with red, placed within a body of shimmering white Mother of Pearl. This model is for those red lovers out there.

Our Export Grade Sombaty Darbukas come with an immaculate finish, intricate design and a premium sound quality.

As to be expected with all handmade instruments, there may be some minor variations in design, slight imperfections on the body and some small scratches on the Darbuka head. This will not affect the quality of the sound in any way. All items are new and have not been previously used. Darbukas, like most instruments, require tuning and should be played/tuned regularly for the first few weeks until the head sets fully and the true beauty of the sound starts to shine through.

As to be expected with all handmade instruments, there may be some minor variations in design, slight imperfections on the body and some small scratches on the Darbuka head. This will not affect the quality of the sound in any way. All items are new. Darbukas should be played regularly for the first few weeks until the head sets fully, and the true beauty of the sound starts to shine through.

United Kingdom: No VAT/Duty charges, free shipping, 2-3 working days delivery time. 
European Union: VAT/Duty charges will be due (amount dependent on country,) and an invoice will be sent following purchase. Shipping will usually be by UPS Expedited Delivery which will take 2-3 working days after VAT and Duty invoice paid. 
North America and Australia: No VAT/Duty, free shipping, 3-5 working days delivery time. 
Rest of world: No VAT/Duty, £50 delivery, 5-7 working days.
Returns If you'd like to return an item you purchased from Gawharet El Fan for a full refund; you will need to inform us within 14 days of purchase. You will be responsible for the return postage to our warehouse in either London, UK or Philadelphia, US. All of our instruments and accessories are covered under this policy, and you may return your item for any reason, subject to the exceptions found in our Refund Policy.
Will my Sombaty require tuning? Your Sombaty will come pre-tuned by one of our team and should stay in tune for a good amount of time to come. Sombaty Darbukas are maintained by changing the skin every so often. Typical timescales to change Sombaty skins are:

 - Every 6 months for a Darbuka played more than an hour a day (e.g. at a professional level)
- Every 12-15 months for a standard Darbuka player (e.g. a casual player who plays for leisure)
How easy is it to change my Sombaty skin? It is straightforward to change the skin on one of our Sombaty Darbukas. We have various guides available on our website, and our team are always contactable via phone, email or chat to support you.
How will you ensure that my Sombaty is safe during shipping? We have significant amounts of experience in shipping Sombaty Darbukas around the world. Rest assured that your Sombaty will be packaged securely, sent with a reliable courier and will arrive to you in perfect condition. 
Who is this Sombaty suitable for? This Sombaty is designed with professional players in mind. A beginner may be comfortable using a Sombaty, but may prefer the smaller Darbuka as it is slightly easier to play. A beginner may also not see a great benefit in the larger sized Sombaty until they reach a higher level. With that said, all of our Sombaty Darbukas are manufactured to the highest quality, and are instruments that you buy once, and buy for life. As you improve your Darbuka skills, you will be able to produce a broader spectrum of sounds from your Sombaty. For this reason, a beginner may want to purchase a Sombaty Darbuka.
Will I be able to perform advanced techniques like the Mahbous and Rizz on my Sombaty? Yes, our Sombaty Darbukas are designed and manufactured by people who love the Darbuka and play regularly. Each Darbuka is tuned and tested to ensure that it can product all of the sounds that a Darbuka player could want to produce. 
Is there a noticeable difference between the sound of the Darbuka and of the Sombaty? Yes, in the hands of an intermediate or higher level Darbuka player, there is a huge difference in sound between the Darbuka and the Sombaty. The Sombaty models produce much deeper sounds, and more powerful Tek sounds. Furthermore, the increased playing area of the Sombaty Darbuka allows for a wider range of sounds to be created as opposed to a standard Darbuka. 

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Technical Specifications

Specifications
Weight6.1 kg
WidthSkin: 23 cm
Total: 30 cm
Height47 cm
Inner Shell MaterialAluminium
Inner Shell ColourBlack
Design MaterialWhite Mother of Pearl (nacre)
Head MaterialPlastic (with metal crimplock) 
Tuning SystemInternal
Tuning Lugs6
Export Grade?Yes

Crafted in Cairo

Crafted in Cairo by expert craftsmen with decades of experience making Darbukas.

What's Included?

Soft Satin Sombaty Cover

Protect your Sombaty from dust when it's not being used with our signature Soft Satin Sombaty Cover. These covers are included as standard with all of our Sombaty Darbukas and will keep your Sombaty safe from dust and direct sun exposure.

Satin Head Sleeve

Protect the head of your Sombaty with a soft satin cover which prevents the head of your instrument from being scratched or chipped. Lightweight, convenient and functional.

Sombaty Tuning Key

Make adjustments to the tuning on your instrument with a Sombaty Tuning Key. All of our Sombaty Darbukas have an internal tuning system which makes it easy to replace parts and keep it sounding incredible.

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Export Grade

The most premium grade we offer, crafted only by the top Darbuka craftsmen on the planet.

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