About Us

ack in 1997 Jim "Sageman" Knapp and his lovely wife Kris dared to dream big and from the trunk of their car Sageman Drums was born. It's hard to believe that more than ten years have passed since those early days but here we are.

While Sageman has grown, the vibe remains the same. Jim and Kris got their start as dedicated "Deadheads" and Music Festival fans, traveling the country loving the energy and community these events created. The idea was hatched and the first Sageman Drum booth was born. Small but mighty that idea has evolved into the big beautiful Sageman Drum City and Community Drum Temple seen today at the many Music Festivals they attend each year.

Today the Knapps are the proud and hard working owners of one of the most unique small companies in the music industry. Never forgetting their roots, the Knapps have stayed true to their mission; to produce and make available the most unique and innovative Djembe Drums, Old World Hand Percussion, Drum Wear, Jewelry, Accessories, and authentic hand crafted goods from Bali and beyond!

Today Sageman is undergoing its biggest change to date. We're leaving our offices in Southern California and heading north. From our new home in the Redwoods we'll be working from the brand new Sageman Drum Co. offices and warehouse. Along with our new website we've been quite busy and we're proud to share with you these accomplishments made entirely possible by you, the legions of Sageman supporters - Thanks!

Sageman Drums continues to operate as a nationwide wholesale and retail provider of Djembe Drums. Our specialty has become low-run exotic carved djembes with designs that you won't find anywhere else in the world. We also produce a line of djembe drum clothing or "Drumwear" along with djembe accessories and other hand percussion. Sageman Drums is the offical designer of Djembe Drum products for the Bob Marley family, the Grateful Dead, the San Diego Zoo, and the Walt Disney company.

The favorite part of our business continues to be our presence on the California Reggae festival circuit. You'll find the Sageman Drums booth at all the major festivals in California each year. The booth is always a great place to stop by and meet us, other people, and just jam! MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: Sageman Drums has been designing exotic djembe drums since 1997. We are family owned and operated and not only do we design drums, but we play as well. We donít sell anything that we would not play ourselves. Consequently, we offer a sound guarantee on all our djembe drums Ė if youíre not completely satisfied with your purchase, send it back within 14 days of purchase for a full refund. In order for you to receive the full refund, the drum must not have any visible signs of use or wear, and must not be damaged. How your refund is handled is up to you, it can be store credit, or a credit can be issued to the original charge card. Please allow 2 weeks after the item has arrived at our warehouse for to process the refund. If you fail to contact us within 14 days of delivery you will not be eligible for the sound guarantee refund, at which time the 90-day warranty and return policies apply.

90-DAY WARRANTY: Our drums and accessories are crafted by world-class artisans and manufactured with style and sound quality in mind. In rare instances something may have a defect, which is why we provide a 90-day limited warranty on all Sageman Drum products. All warranties cover quality and craftsmanship but abuse, neglect, and damages caused by any person or incident are not covered. If there is a defect found in any Sageman Product during the first 90 days of ownership, please return it to Sageman Drums for replacement.

CONTACT US: Sageman Drums PO BOX 100, Myers Flat, CA 95554/ Phone: (888)-472-4366 Email: sagemanmail@yahoo.com/ Fax: 707-943-9906 Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
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