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.The LP Giovanni Palladium Series have a retro design with unique exterior bands that harken back to the days of the famous Palladium Dance Hall.
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 93⁄4" 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