The xylophone is a percussion instrument of the idiophone family. To produce its sound It uses tuned wooden note bars arranged on a frame and in the chromatic scale in the same format as you would find on a glockenspiel, marimba or piano. The word xylophone is also popularly used to refer to similar instruments of the idiophone family such as: the metallophone or pixiphone which is a much smaller instrument. Variations of the xylophone have been played since ancient times originating in Asia in the 9th century. The xylophone came to Africa in around 500 AD and was adapted into the early marimba or balafon where wooden note bars would be used.
Here you will find our selection of concert xylophones from Adams, Majestic and Yamaha percussion. We have 3.5 to 4 octave models available and with a choice in note bar materials such as: Honduras rosewood or synthetic zelon.
You can find our educational xylophones here
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