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Rope tuned & lug tuned are the two general styles of djembe drums. Artdrum carries both styles.
The heads on rope tuned djmebes can be tightened but that requires a different process than lug tuning. You can learn about that at http://artdrum.com/DJEMBE_ROPE_TUNING_1.htm.
The goat head on quality rope tuned djembes should last 5 - 10 years if not more so long as they are not totally neglected. (It's good to put moisturizing lotion or oil on the head once in a while so the head won't dry. Further, when the djembe is not being played you don't want to leave a drum with a tightened head in an enclosed hot place, like a car during summer. Heat tightens the heads & too much head can break a head. However, it is ok to play in the heat, i.e., during a hot summer day.)
You can view the finest quality lug tuned djembes at http://artdrum.com/DJEMBES_PAGE_LP.HTM.