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We Offer The Finest Congas...Direct From LP!

The complete line of LP drums is available to you from Descarga.com. Each drum you purchase is professionally packed, and shipped to you directly from the LP warehouse.

Note: We are able to ship these drums within the United States only. Please, no international orders for conga drums.

The first thing to decide when choosing congas is to determine whether you would prefer wood drums or fiberglass drums. Generally, wood drums offer a very rich, warmer sound. However, the advances in fiberglass construction has made the sound quality less of an issue than it used to be. Fiberglass drums are typically louder, which is good for un-amplified playing, and they can take more abuse on the road if you do a lot of traveling. It is a personal choice, and many pros have both types.

Another consideration, although not as critical, is whether you prefer a 28" or a 30" height on the drums. Traditionally, congas drums are played seated, which makes the 28" preferable to some. However most players have no trouble playing the 30" drums seated. Additionally, you have a greater choice of drums with the 30" height.

We also offer a tremendous selection of instructional videos and books on Afro-Latin Conga drum playing. If the selection is too overwhelming for you, begin with the videos by percussionist Bobby Sanabria.


If you would like any additional information, or would like to speak to a live person, please call us at 1(800)377-2647. We will be happy to assist you. FREE shipping on 2 or more drums! (phone orders only).




SELECT YOUR CONGA DRUMS...



Giovanni Galaxy Series Wood Congas

The LP Galaxy Giovanni Series Congas, designed with the help of master conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, are truly the finest wood congas ever created. Hand crafted of premium North American ash wood with a rich, deep-gloss finish, these 30" tall drums have resonance, attack and warmth found in no other conga. The Galaxy Giovanni Series Congas are crafted with LP's exclusive construction process using three plies of wood which are assembled using internal steel pins for reinforcement. All of the natural colors and tones of this premium wood shine through. They also feature gleaming gold hardware, patented Extended Comfort Curve II Rims and natural, hand picked rawhide heads.
Extra-heavy duty 3/8" diameter tuning lugs, integrated shell protectors, accessory pouch, with tuning wrench and Lug Lube are included.
LP has also created, with design specifications from Giovanni, the exclusive Requinto. The most amazing single conga ever, its combination of a 9 3/4" head, unique shell contour, and hardware geometry provide the broadest range of tone available in a single drum.

Available in Natural Finish with Gold Tone Hardware.


  • Giovanny Galaxy Wood Requinto 9-3/4" $509.95 Place Order
  • Giovanny Galaxy Wood Quinto 11" $519.95 Place Order
  • Giovanny Galaxy Wood Conga 11-3/4"$529.95 Place Order
  • Giovanny Galaxy Wood Tumbadora 12-1/2"$539.95 Place Order




    Galaxy Series Fiberglass Congas
    The LP Galaxy Fiberglass Congas are the finest fiberglass congas ever made. This top-of-the-line product has an impressive list of important features. The hardware is extra heavy-duty, including reinforced LP Hearts® (side-plates) secured with three bolts instead of the standard two, and LP Extended Collar Comfort Curve II Rims which increase tonal range. Tuning screws are 3/8" in diameter, an increase in strength of 40% over our standard size screws, offering greater tuning ease and increased thread life.
    All drums stand 30" tall, wide belly, and narrow bottom to create rich, deep bass and crackling highs. These gorgeous Galaxy drums have a spectacular space-age, sparkle finish which is not done justice in the adjacent photo. The top half of the shell, where the greatest stress occurs, is reinforced with Kevlar® fiber, the bullet-proof vest material that's two-times stronger than steel.

    Available with gold toned hardware only.

  • Giovanny Galaxy Fiberglass Quinto 11" $509.95 Place Order
  • Giovanny Galaxy Fiberglass Conga 11-3/4"$519.95 Place Order
  • Giovanny Galaxy Fiberglass Tumbadora 12-1/2"$529.95 Place Order




    Patato Series Fiberglass Congas

    LP has made the fiberglass conga an accepted professional instrument the world over. Initially, gaining acceptance for a fiberglass model conga was difficult because the conga had traditionally been a wood product. Fiberglass soon became popular, however, because of two special, material-related factors. Fiberglass congas are louder than their wooden counterparts (an important factor in Latin dance bands), and fiberglass drums are extremely strong.
    LP congas, especially fiberglass congas, are known as "world travelers," standing up strongly to air travel and the rigors of the road. Patato model congas are noted for generously contoured shells yielding both rich bass notes and crackling highs. The drums were developed in 1978 by Patato Valdez himself. Patato's own design required tall drums with a wide belly and small bottom, elements which deliver a deep bass and greater volume. The drums are 30" tall and have become standard equipment with high-profile musical acts in all forms of music. They come standard with chrome Comfort Curve II Rims, and hand-selected natural rawhide heads.

    Available in the following colors:
    BK - Black with Chrome Hardware
    BL - Blue with Chrome Hardware
    RD - Red with Chrome Hardware
    WH - White with Chrome Hardware

    When ordering please specify color code, above, in the Comments box on the final order page.

  • Patato Fiberglass Quinto 11" $439.95 Place Order
  • Patato Fiberglass Conga 11-3/4"$449.95 Place Order
  • Patato Fiberglass Tumbadora 12-1/2"$459.95 Place Order




    Classic Series Wood Congas
    The first wood conga ever introduced by LP, the graceful and functional shape of this drum is what has come to be known as Classic. The specially tapered bottom brings out the middle to high ranges of sound, and kiln dried Siam Oak wood construction reduces overtones while delivering a warm tone. These 30" tall congas feature Comfort Curve II Rims with hand-selected natural rawhide heads, 5/16" diameter tuning lugs and reinforced LP Heart Side Plates.

    Available in the following colors:
    AW - Natural Finish with Gold-Toned Hardware
    AWC - Natural Finish with Chrome Hardware
    DW - Wine Red with Chrome Hardware
    GRW - Green with Chrome Hardware
    GWC - Blue/Gray with Chrome Hardware
    RDW - Red with Chrome Hardware
    WB - White with Black Grain with Chrome Hardware

    When ordering please specify color code, above, in the Comments box on the final order page.

  • Classic Series Wood Quinto 11" $429.95 Place Order
  • Classic Series Wood Conga 11-3/4"$439.95 Place Order
  • Classic Series Wood Tumbadora 12-1/2"$459.95 Place Order




    Salsa Series Wood Congas
    For congueros who are accustomed to performing while seated, we've created the Salsa Model conga. It has the same features as the Classic Model but with a reduced height of 28". The shell contour is also similar as the Classic, but with a slightly wider bottom which help keeps the drum stable, even during the most aggressive play. It also adds to the drum's low and mid-range tones.
    Siam Oak construction with 5/16" diameter tuning lugs. Fiberglass layer added to the inside upper portion of the shell to provide additional strength. Hand-selected natural rawhide skins with LP Comfort Curve II Rims.

    Available in the following colors:
    AW - Natural Finish with Gold-Toned Hardware
    AWC - Natural Finish with Chrome Hardware
    DW - Wine Red with Chrome Hardware

    When ordering please specify color code, above, in the Comments box on the final order page.

  • Salsa Series Wood Quinto 11" $429.95 Place Order
  • Salsa Series Wood Conga 11-3/4"$439.95 Place Order
  • Salsa Series Wood Tumbadora 12-1/2"$459.95 Place Order




    Original Model Fiberglass Congas
    Virtually unchanged since their introduction in the 1960s, LP Original Model Congas have become the standard fiberglass conga of salsa players the world over. The 28" tall congas are the ideal height for the seated player. Their extra wide bottom aids in stability and also enhances the drum's low and mid range tones. LP Original Model Congas feature chrome hardware, LP's famous Comfort Curve II Rims, 5/6 diameter tuning lugs and reinforced LP Heart Side Plates, each secured with a backing plate. Each drum comes with a hand picked, rawhide head.
    The LP fiberglass shell has a steel ring embedded in the bearing (top) edge for added strength. All LP Original Model Congas come with LP Conga Shell Protectors on each lug, to help protect the drum's beauty, an accessory pouch, a tuning wrench and LP Lug Lube.

    Available in the following colors:
    BK - Black with Chrome Hardware
    RD - Red with Chrome Hardware
    WH - White with Chrome Hardware

    When ordering please specify color code, above, in the Comments box on the final order page.

  • Original Model Fiberglass Quinto 11" $439.95 Place Order
  • Original Model Fiberglass 11-3/4"$449.95 Place Order
  • Original Model Fiberglass Tumbadora 12-1/2"$459.95 Place Order




    Valje Armando Peraza Series Wood Congas
    Recently improved and constructed of Beech Wood with a rich, satin finish. Who better than the legendary Armando Peraza to endorse our Valje Congas, the oldest American conga drum?
    All LP Valje Armando Peraza Series Congas are 30" tall and are equipped with traditional rims, 5/16" diameter tuning lugs, classic Valje style side plates and non-marring rubber bottom rings. All feature the classic traditional-style rim, with rawhide heads that have been hand selected. The sound and feel of these drums has been praised by true congueros for decades, and this, combined with the new Beech Wood finish, makes them truly worthy of Armando Peraza's name.
    All LP Valje Armando Peraza Series Congas come complete with LP Conga Shell Protectors on each lug to help protect the drum's beauty, an accessory pouch, a tuning wrench and LP Lug Lube.

  • Valje Series Wood Quinto 11" $439.95 Place Order
  • Valje Series Wood 11-3/4"$449.95 Place Order
  • Valje Series Wood Tumbadora 12-1/2"$459.95 Place Order




    Matador Line Wood Drums

    The Matador Wood Conga line from LP Music Group, is ideal for the intermediate player or aspiring pro who desires good sound and quality at a moderate price level. They have been newly improved to include Matador Soft Strike Rims which offer more playing comfort. Crafted of kiln dried, environmentally friendly Siam oak, these 30" tall Matador Wood Congas offer 5/16" diameter tuning lugs and uniquely shaped "Horned" side plates. They are available with natural rawhide heads and chrome and gold tone hardware in a variety of colors. They come complete with a tuning wrench.

    Available color combinations:
    ABW - Almond Brown Wood, Chrome Hardware
    AWC - Natural Wood, Chrome Hardware
    BKWC - Black Wood, Chrome Hardware
    BLWC - Royal Blue Wood, Chrome Hardware
    RW - Blaze Red Wood, Gold Tone Hardware
    W - Dark Brown Wood, Chrome Hardware

    When ordering please specify color code, above, in the Comments box on the final order page.

  • Matador Wood Quinto 11" $319.95 Place Order
  • Matador Wood Conga 11-3/4" $329.95 Place Order
  • Matador Wood Tumbadora 12-1/2"$339.95 Place Order




    Matador Line Fiberglass Drums

    The Matador Fiberglass Congas offer quality construction and great sound at moderate prices. They have been newly improved to include Matador Soft Strike Rims which offer more playing comfort. The 28" tall fiberglass bodies and steel hardware combine for a truly durable conga. The 5/16" diameter tuning lugs and uniquely shaped "horned" side plates accent these beautiful sounding drums. Equipped with natural rawhide heads, each Matador Fiberglass Conga comes complete with a tuning wrench.

    Available in the following colors:
    BK - Black with Chrome Hardware
    RD - Red with Chrome Hardware
    WH - White with Chrome Hardware

    When ordering please specify color code, above, in the Comments box on the final order page.

  • Matador Fiberglass Quinto 11" $309.95 Place Order
  • Matador Fiberglass Conga 11-3/4" $319.95 Place Order
  • Matador Fiberglass Tumbadora 12-1/2"$329.95 Place Order




    Jr. Congas - Wood or Fiberglass
    LP Jr. Congas are great as an addition to a multi-percussion set up, a drum kit, or for accenting or soloing. They are sold in pairs - one with an 8" head and the other with a 9" head, and have a sound that is a cross between a bata drum, a bongo, and a conga. Their 15" tall size makes them easy to transport and they feature hardware similar to full size LP congas.
    Available in kiln-dried Siam oak or high-gloss resilient fiberglass, they come complete with Comfort Curve II rims, hardware similar to full-sized LP congas, and a chrome-plated, height adjustable conga stand with double braced legs. Tuning wrench and lug lub included.

    The Wood Set is available in the following colors:
    AW - Natural Wood with Chrome Hardware
    DW - Wine Red Wood with Chrome Hardware

    The Fiberglass Set is available in the following colors:
    BK - Black with Chrome Hardware
    RD - Red with Chrome Hardware
    WH - White with Chrome Hardware

    When ordering please specify color code, above, in the Comments box on the final order page.

  • Jr. Congas - Wood Set with Stand $439.95 Place Order
  • Jr. Congas - Fiberglass Set with Stand $439.95 Place Order






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