Skin Supplier List
This was put together by a guy named James on the conga forum. Thanks James.
I am sure there are some other suppliers but this will give you a great start if you are looking for some new skins for your conga drums or djembe drums. If you have any suppliers you would like to add please let me know and I will add them to the list here.
Este fue elaborado por un tipo llamado James en el foro conga. Gracias James.
Estoy seguro de que hay algunos otros proveedores, pero esto le dará un buen comienzo si usted está buscando algunos nuevos skins para sus congas o tambores djembe. Si usted tiene cualquiera de los proveedores que le gustaría agregar por favor hágamelo saber y voy a agregar a la lista aquí.
Ryan Manito Wendel
Ryan is my favorite supplier of skins. He has everything including thin mule for bongos and djembes as well as different types of steer skin (brown natural and white) and he even has camel! Call or write him for a personal consultation for what skin will best suit your needs. He is a player as well as a drum maker so you can really get the benefits of his knowledge!
Contact Manito: info@manitopercussion 706-614-4563
(Isaac splits his time between Canada and the US.)
Canadian cow, bull, calf, elk, deer, buffalo (not asian)
Contact: Isaac Gutwilik (congaplace.com member “Isaac”)
Tradicion Percussion Sales / Mid-East Percussion
Phone: (204) 416-3344
Cow and mule
Address: New York
Phone: (908) 419-7364
Cow skins from California, hand-selected for your needs
Contact: Tony Sternad
San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: (707) 812-8812
Hereford Bi-Products, Inc.
Bull Skins and possibly more
Supplier to Fat Congas
Contact: Bill Confer
P.O. Box 2257
Hereford, TX 79045
Phone: 1-800-358-4384 or 1-806-364-0951
Formerly United Rawhide of Chicago, the supplier of the original Gon Bops heads. “Every area of the hide is graded for thickness and quality. Our milling machines are up and running so that we can continue to make a uniform thickness. We follow specs that we have learned over the years from many in the industry. We can also make custom thicknesses.”
Steer skins, graded to uniform thickness and slightly bleached
Contact: Jeff Stern
Stern Tanning Co., Inc.
4010 W Douglas Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Fax: 414 578-8640
Formerly Gon Bops – skins supplied (partially? fully?) by Stern Tanning
12903 Jurupa Ave.
Fontana, CA 92337
Phone: (909) 292-6143
Fax: (951) 727-8932
Contact: Ralph Flores (son of Tom Flores of Valje)
Steer skins supplied (partially? fully?) by Stern Tanning
16921 High Falls Street
Canyon Country, CA 91387
Phone: (661) 251-1403
Fax: (661) 251-1951
Supplied by Bill Confer of Hereford Bi-Products
Skins selected to match your particular needs (drum type, music style, etc.)
Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 969-6125
Possibly black angus – steer? cow? anyone know?
Phone: (310) 916-3425
Phone: (310) 916-3751
Supplies and suppliers vary, but supposedly carry Pan Con Queso mule skins from Venezuela
(website down as of March 19, 2007)
9337 SW 40th
Miami, FL 33165
Phone: (305) 559-6719
Phone: (954) 457-9020 (Hallandale store)
“Cow and so much more … If it runs, climbs, hops, swims, or slithers, Chichester has got you covered.”
Contact: Paul Crosby, President
2045 Niagara Falls Blvd., Unit 9
Niagara Falls, New York
Toll Free: 1.800.206.6544 in U.S. and Canada
Phone: + 1.416.232.0376 Administrative and Sales Office
Fax: + 1.416.232.2297 Administrative and Sales Office
En Français + 1.416.821.6542 pour Français
Phone: + 1.716.298.1183 U.S. Distribution Center
Fax: + 1.716.298.0313 U.S. Distribution Center
Axis Leather Works
Domestic deer and elk (whole hides)
802 E 2nd Place
PO Box 1282
Craig, CO 81626
Toll-Free: (800) 328-8767
Phone: (970) 824-3256
Fax: (970) 824-5720
Goatskins from Mali, Guinea, Pakistan
Contact: Nels Linde
#42 1-1/2 St
Clear Lake, WI 54005
All kinds of skins – flats and pre-mounted, steer and water buffalo.
Check site for selection.
424 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 288-6950
Skin on Skin Percussion
Steer, mounted or flats
Contact: Jay Bereck (or his apprentice)
Afton, New York
Phone: (607) 639 2417
The Hide and Leather House
Cow, bull, goat, pig, deer, etc. (“which will be a 1/2 cowhide rolled up”)
“You will pay in the neighborhood of about 85 dollars and a hide will usually yield you about 4 or 5 large skins and a couple of smaller ones for bongos maybe.” — Thebreeze (CP member)
595 Monroe Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 255-6160
International Orders: (707) 255-6160
870 W. Cienega Avenue #7
San Dimas, CA 91773
Phone: (866) 527-5467
International Orders: (909) 592-3311
Goat, cow, horse, elk, antelope, moose
seisporocho1 (congaplace.com member)
Cow/Steer and Bull
– I have recently built a relationship with a wonderful tannery here in the US and I now have access to top quality skins straight from the source.
– On eBay I sell cow/steer conga & tumba rounds for $55 but for congaplace brothers, I can sell for $45. Bongos for $35.
PM him for more info.
Contact: Michel Ouellet
1670 Ch #7
Canada, J0A 1C0
Phone: (819) 828-3482
Fax: (819) 828-0328
Isaac Gutwilik / JCR Percussion
See his listing at the top under USA – Isaac splits his time between Canada and the US.
H’Art of Drumming
Goat and cow hides available.
Contact: Simon Lewis
Phone: (0425) 753 553
Many kinds of skins
Contact: Fritz Würth
79254 St. Wilhelm
Phone: 0049-7602 – 505
Greek Mule Skins
From Olympus Mountain & Greek Islands
Contact: Theo “El Greco” Godas (Sales Manager)
15 Florinis,183 46
Phone: (+30) 6944-941134
e-mail #2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congaplace UserName: El Greco
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