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LP Aspire Supreme Congas

For almost 40 years, LP (Latin Percussion) has been the industry leader in innovation and product quality in the world of Latin percussion instruments. The company’s commitment to excellence has attracted some of the world’s finest percussionists to play their products, including Tito Puente, Carlos “Patato” Valdés and Giovanni Hildago. In keeping with its commitment to excellence, LP has introduced a new line of congas and bongos designed to suit beginner budgets, the LP Aspire Supreme Series of congas and bongos.

LP Aspire Supreme congas are available in standard, full-diameter head sizes: 11-inch quinto, 11 3/4-inch conga and 12 1/2-inch tumba. All drums are 30 inches in height. They are available in three finishes: natural wood, dark wood and teal. The drums that I played were in dark-wood finish and looked fantastic. The Aspire Supreme’s finish highlights the grain of the wooden drum shells. No expense has been spared in the shell’s construction and the exterior finish. Even though these drums seem like a lighter version of the Classic Wood congas that I’m familiar with, the shell construction and exterior finish have been given the same care and attention to detail as the Classic Wood models.

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