Lyons Orff Metallophones are designed with both quality and economy in mind. These instruments begin with solid wood tone boxes, then add hand-tuned aluminum tone bars to combine for rich warm sound. All of our tone bars are backed by a lifetime tuning warranty. chromatic add-ons are separate tone boxes with the sharp/flat key to be used with a diatonic unit to have a fully chromatic set. Mallets are included with all diatonic units.
The Sonor Global Beat Metallophones are a perfect addition to any classroom. The Global Beat Metallophone features aluminum alloy bars tuned to A440 designed for outstanding tone and sustain plus note name stamped in the middle of each bar and inside of each resonator chamber for easy pitch recognition and easy, correct bar placement on the instrument. All-glued resonator box construction features mallet storage plus flexible rubber pin construction for easy bar placement and removal. Each diatonic Global Beat Metallophone includes two F# and one Bb bar plus one pair of mallets. The Sonor Global Beat Metallophones are available in diatonic units for soprano (SM-GB) alto (AM-GB) and bass (GBM-GB).