The Pearl Timbao has a plastic head and is made of a light weight fiberglass body which is very durable. The size is 34" high, with a 14" diameter head and 5 tuning lugs. It weighs 19 pounds and a strap is included. In Brazil the Timbao is much like the Conga drum. It is normally played standing and with a shoulder strap. It is tuned to a high pitch.