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Spires: the Aztec 12-Key

"The drawing of sound from wood is among the oldest and most primal manifestations of human communication and musical expression."

- Michael Thiele, Founder of Hardwood Music

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All of our drums are handcrafted and tuned at our shop in Flagstaff, AZ. Each board is hand-picked for visual beauty and acoustic excellence. We’ve become masters at listening for tone quality in each piece of hardwood.

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Musical Freedom

We call the tuning compositions in our drums "open-harmonic". This means that anyone, regardless of prior knowledge or musical ability, can create music that sounds pleasing to the ear without a worry of playing a "wrong note".

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Organic Voice

By nature, all Hardwood Music instruments are one of a kind. Built from the exotic hardwoods of the world, each of our drums offer a unique musical voice. Since no two planks of wood are alike, no two drums are either.  

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|Nature is music|

Bring the sound of wood into your environment

|Be Inspired|

Where will your creative journey take you?

HMC Spotlight

Tongue Drums at the Hotel California


We have had the drum for a week and each person who has discovered it for the first time has smiled ear to ear. This is a handmade musical instrument that makes music almost by itself. The chording makes even a rhythmically challenged two year old capable of making beautiful noise.

Ty H., FL, USA | Chorded 12-Key

The workmanship is first rate, and it will be a showpiece when I haul it out in public. And the sound that comes out of it is really just unbelievable. It's something that you can't really appreciate from hearing on a website, you need to be holding one of these beauties in your hands.

Terrence, AK, USA | Chorded 12-Key

Words are inadequate to describe what happens when I play.  The sounds gently wash over me like water ebbing and flowing over polished stones.  I have never felt so relaxed and focused at the same time in my life.  It's so gentle.  And I'm just exploring the note combinations.

Karen, USA | Chorded 12-Key

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