Rarely does a percussionist reach the level of excellence of Giovanni Hidalgo. He has traveled the globe, performing with Dizzie Gillespie, "El Rey" Tito Puente, Carlos Santana, Paul Simon and the Grateful Dead�s Mickey Hart. While Giovanni is known primarily as a Master Conguero, he is brilliant playing all percussion instruments. Ambidextrous, with faultless technical skills and superb musicality, he has created a style all his own. He continuously expands the boundaries of his music.
If the best players had one drum they could take to a gig, what might it be? LP utilized Master Conguero Giovanni Hildago's input to create the exclusive Requinto - the most amazing single conga ever. The combination of the 9 " head size, the unique shell contour, and hardware geometry provide the broadest range of tone available in a single drum. It blends deep bass tones, smooth open tones, and clean slaps into one powerful drum.
- 30" tall drums have resonance, attack, and warmth found in no other conga
- LP Galaxy Giovanni Series Congas yield commanding bass, rich mid tones, and crackling highs with attention-getting projection
- Unique shell design, hand crafted of premium North American Ash wood with a rich, deep gloss finish
- Exclusive construction process using three plies of wood and assembled utilizing internal steel pins for reinforcement
- Patented Extended Collar Comfort Curve II Rims which increase tonal range
- Hand selected, natural rawhide heads
- Reinforced LP Heart Side Plates, each secured with three bolts and a backing plate
- Premium hardware including
- 3/8" diameter tuning lugs
- LP Galaxy patented ProCare Integrated Shell Protectors prevent the side plate hardware from marking or damaging adjacent drums
- Accessory pouch, tuning wrench, and LP Lug Lube included