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 Studio 49 1600 Series Metallophones are a perfect choice for use in the elementary students. The 1600 Series Metallophones feature aluminum bars designed for outstanding sustain. The resonance box features a 12 mm solid pine construction with multiple resonance chambers for a rich sound quality. The compact design makes these instruments ideal for any age music classroom plus the integrated handles are perfect for easy transportation or for mounting the instruments on mobile stands. All diatonic units include F# and Bb bars plus a pair of S Series mallets. The Studio 49 1600 Series Metallophones are available in diatonic units for soprano (SM 1600), alto (AM 1600) and bass (BM 1600) or in chromatic resonance units for soprano (H-SM 1600), alto (H-AM 1600) and bass (H-BM 1600).
These metallophones have shallow resonator boxes allowing for quick and easy storage. You may play while seated on the floor in a circle with Series 1000. Easy to play wide bars, lightweight, great sound.