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Chorded 12-Key | Guatemalan Rosewood | Zebrawood

Regular price $1,095.00 Sale price $895.00 Save $200.00
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Handcrafted in Flagstaff, Arizona using carefully selected exotic hardwoods. Comes with mallets. Dimensions 18” L X 8 ¼ W X 6” H.

The Chorded 12-Key is our most popular instrument and one of our most musically versatile. This tuning features four chords: C, F, G, and A minor, or a I - IV - V - vi chord progression in the key of C. The instrument is well-suited to be played with hands or mallets, freestyle or to the tune of a favorite song. If it’s songs you’re after, you may know that the I - IV - V - vi chord progression is one of the most common in popular music of the last 50 or 60 years, across all genres.

Listen here for a tuning demonstration. For best quality, always listen with headphones!

* note - Rosewood is known for consistently possessing an incredible warmth, evenness, responsiveness and roundness of tonality.  Still - like any species of wood, there is a variance from board to board.  Sometimes there will be examples of extreme brilliance and other times more pedestrian voicing, a certain element of chance up to the gods of music and nature.  That said, even a more ordinary sounding Rosewood drum is still very very lovely; but is priced accordingly.  If you are looking for a great deal on a Rosewood 12 key, here's your chance!      

 

Chorded 12-Key | Guatemalan Rosewood | Zebrawood
Chorded 12-Key | Guatemalan Rosewood | Zebrawood