Our Vintage “Orchestral” Xylophones are based on the famous Leedy instrument that George Hamilton Green performed on throughout most of his career. In addition to our proprietary “dent-resistant” Honduran rosewood keyboards, we also offer a brighter, heavier and higher-density “Midnight” rosewood keyboard at an additional cost. May be ordered with “octave” tuning instead of “quint” if you want your xylophone to sound like a marimba castrato.
Ragtime/Music of G.H. Green/Early Jazz
“After more than 75 years, a truly professional xylophone is again available. This time the quint tuning is perfect and the brass resonators are all individually tunable! The massive rosewood bars and beautiful art-deco frame complete the only contemporary xylopohne worthy of the great soloist tradition.” – Bob Becker, PAS Hall of Fame
Our Vintage “Soloist” Xylophone was developed with the input of the world’s greatest xylophonist, Bob Becker. It is modeled after the classic Deagan model known as the “Artists’ Special.” The bar geometry has been duplicated, including the unique rounded ends of the bars. It has the widest bars and biggest resonators of any xylophone ever made, giving Bob the power to blast through NEXUS or any other ensemble. While it is designed for the big sound required by a soloist, it is also perfect for a large symphony orchestra or wind group. This instrument is always “quint” tuned.
Mtech delivers Malletech’s sound and construction at a price accessible to schools and students.
Our first-quality hand-selected African Padauk provides warmth, clarity, and projection typically
only found in Rosewood instruments. Additional features include:
– Hand-tuned 48 hours before leaving the factory
– Smooth one-handed height adjustment system
– Rugged frame with beautiful solid wood end boards
– Sturdy ‘nuts-and-bolts’ resonator assembly (no rivets)