Sol Percussion by legendary drum artisan Akbar is finally back. He is now up and running with new and improved products including hand made bongos and cajons from a variety of local and exotic hardwoods. Congas will be following shortly. Akbar Moghaddam not only manufactured Sol in the past he also owned Valje and redesigned the current Gon Bops models. I just ordered and bought a new set of the new Sol bongos in oak and they should be arriving shortly so I will have a full test here and also a comparison with Manito Percussion and L.P. Valje of yesteryear.