Classic Heartwood Gyil with Mallets - 12 Key C Pentatonic - Ghana Marimba Xylophone Balafon from Ghana


Classic Heartwood Gyil with Mallets - 12 Key C Pentatonic - Ghana Marimba Xylophone Balafon from Ghana by Africa Heartwood Project at Charleston Community Band. MPN: BALA12. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The 12 blade xylophone adds 2 notes lower than the 10 key, giving it more low end and more volume thanks to bigger gourds. Made in Ghana with Africa Heartwood Project, it is crafted in the traditional style of Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. The random tuning makes for very interesting and unique melodies and free improvisation. The pitch range is quite broad, from low notes that have long sustain because of the large gourds, and higher notes for quick response. This xylophone is covered by our


Classic Heartwood Gyil with Mallets - 12 Key C Pentatonic - Ghana Marimba Xylophone Balafon from Ghana by Africa Heartwood Project
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Product Description & Reviews

The 12 blade xylophone adds 2 notes lower than the 10 key, giving it more low end and more volume thanks to bigger gourds. Made in Ghana with Africa Heartwood Project, it is crafted in the traditional style of Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. The random tuning makes for very interesting and unique melodies and free improvisation. The pitch range is quite broad, from low notes that have long sustain because of the large gourds, and higher notes for quick response. This xylophone is covered by our satisfaction guarantee, and features: *C pentatonic, +/- 1/4 step (during import the keys dry and the pitch rises by up to 1/2 step - making the gyil close to C#) * Heat dried keys to help maintain tonality and prevent cracking * Solid frame construction using hardwood, leather, and rope * Full size gourds under each blade to amplify and sustain sound * Low notes rake upward to allow room for larger gourds * Two rubber mallets included with each balafon (World Percussion USA is the ONLY authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace. All other sellers claiming above to also sell this item as described are not honest sellers, so proceed with caution.)

Features & Highlights

  • After import from Africa, each instrument is cleaned, inspected, tuned, and played individually to check sound and quality.
  • Heat dried keys to help maintain tonality and prevent cracking. Key of C-C#
  • Solid frame construction using hardwood, leather, and rope.
  • Hand crafted in Africa by village cultural artisans supported by the non-profit Africa Heartwood Project .
  • World Percussion USA is the only authorized seller of Africa Heartwood Project instruments on this marketplace. All other sellers of this item are NOT selling the product described in this listing!

Additional Information

Brand:
Africa Heartwood Project
Manufacturer:
Africa Heartwood Project .org
Category:
Marimbas
Color:
Natural
Model:
BALA12
MPN:
BALA12
Part Number:
BALA12
Publisher:
Africa Heartwood Project .org
Item Weight:
20 pounds
Item Size:
18 x 21 x 34 inches
Package Weight:
24 pounds
Package Size:
21 x 18 x 34 inches

 


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