I've owned all sorts of djembes (Remos, Ghana, Senegal, Indonesian, Iroko, Hare ) and the Wula is in a class by itself--the best sounding drum I've ever heard. The drum I received is a very solid, very heavy piece of acajou. Aesthetically its beautifully carved with a nice darkish brown goatskin head and rubber tire foot. The sound is practically perfect--warm thuddy bass, tight tone and a slap that will probably cause hearing damage. Very loud but still melodic souding.This drum almost plays itself--my hands just go along for the ride. I don't think I'll ever tire of this drum. If you can still get one for $340 then jump on it. Good Luck.