This drum has various blemishes that have either occurred during the carving process, overseas transit, and or long time storage. The drum will be cleaned, head replaced (if needed), and professionally tuned prior to shipment. Originally this drum had a value of $450. It is a hand carved drum from a single log of mahogany. Value of head replacement (if needed), cleaning, and tuning is $75. If you are wanting a large great sounding drum from West Africa, then this blemished drum is a great value. Don’t hesitate to e-mail us with any questions or ideas that you have.