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Latin Percussion commemorates more than half a century as the largest hand percussion brand in the world with the release of Limited Edition 55th Anniversary Quinto, Conga and Tumba set with matching Bongos.

The ultra-lightweight shells are constructed of select New Zealand Pine. The lumber is treated utilizing a process that literally burns it with a torch to bring out and enhance the natural grain of the wood.  The shells are then accented with a Candy Black Fade lacquer finish for a durable, one-of-a-kind look. The drums are complimented with LP’s Black Nickel plated hardware and the company’s patented Top Tuning Comfort Curve II™ rims for easy, on-the-fly tuning. Each drum features a tribute 55th badge, ensuring it’s collectability for years to come.

The visual impact and outstanding performance of these Limited-Edition drums will certainly have heads turning” says Derek Zimmerman, Brand Manager for LP.

Sold as a set of 3, the Congas retail for $3,076.99.  Bongos retail for $ 553.99

Latin Percussion has announced the introduction of new Karl Perazzo Signature Congas and matching Bongos featuring Dia de los Muertos skull artwork designed by Perazzo to match his most recent live set-up with Santana. The graphic that adorns the badge of the San Francisco native’s existing signature timbales (LP1415-KP), and now his matching congas and bongos, is said to pay tribute to past generations of loved ones as part of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

The LP Karl Perazzo Signature Quinto (LP808T-KP), Conga (LP809T-KP) and Tumba (LP810T-KP) shells are manufactured from 30″ Kevlar reinforced seamless fiberglass. They are finished with durable lacquer and complimented with chrome hardware. Topped with handpicked rawhide heads, the drums feature heavy-duty 5/16″ tension rods and patented LP Top-Tuning Comfort Curve II™ rims with ProCare™ Shell Protectors.

The signature collection also offers matching LP Karl Perazzo Signature Bongos (LP794X-KP). The set includes 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8” bongos as well as an 11” Signature Mini Conga (LPM198-KP) complete with Chrome plated hardware and a fully tuneable head.

Retail is $1,076.99 for the Quinto, $1,092.99 for the Conga, $1,123.99 for the Tumba, $615.99 for the Bongos and $107.99 for the Mini Conga.



Latin Percussion is excited to present the all-new E-Class Signature Series; a collection of instruments that represent the unique sound and style of the Escovedo’s, the first family of Latin Jazz. The collection is comprised of LP E-CLASS Timbales, LP E-CLASS Bongo Set, and the LP E-CLASS Quinto, Conga and Tumba.

Emblazoned with a signature E logo, the line pays tribute to the Escovedo’s patriarch and legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo, his daughter Sheila E, and sons, Peter Michael and Juan. Each has enjoyed notable careers, playing with a long list of the music world’s most notable luminaries, as well as enjoying chart topping hits and successful solo careers.  When they come together to play it’s a rhythmic family experience that’s undeniably electric.

LP E-CLASS Timbales (LP1415-EC) are manufactured with 6 1/2” deep chrome plated steel shells in 14” and 15” diameters. Complemented with black nickel plated hardware and LP’s patented Top Tuning, they are well suited for studio, but have been designed to steal the stage. The set comes complete with a heavy-duty, height-adjustable stand, hex cowbell bracket, sticks and a tuning wrench. Retail $1,030.99

LP E-Class Bongos (LP201AX-EC) are crafted from Siam Oak and topped with 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ handpicked rawhide heads. LP Comfort Curve II™ Rims, 5/16″ diameter tuning lugs, steel backing plate and plated cast aluminium bottoms accentuate the superior build quality of the drums. Retail $492.99

LP E-Class Congas include Quinto (LP522T-EC), Conga (LP559T-EC) and Tumba (LP552T-EC) sizes and have 3-ply 30” tall Siam Oak shells with a striped natural/walnut stain finish. Included are handpicked rawhide heads, Top-Tuning Comfort Curve II rims heavy-duty 5/16″ tension rods and LP’s patented ProCare™ Shell Protectors.
Retail is $846.99 for the Quinto, $861.99 for the Conga and $892.99 for the Tumba