Chorded 12-Key | Art Deco Drum

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Chorded 12-Key | Art Deco Drum

Handcrafted in Flagstaff, Arizona using carefully selected exotic hardwoods. Face wood: Honduran Rosewood / Side wood: Ziricote. Comes with mallets. Approximate dimensions 18” L X 8 ¼ W X 6” H.

“Having spent time in Miami, on Collins Avenue, I fell in love with Art Deco architecture in the mid 1980’s. I have used the form in various ways over the years to re-visit that experience. Fifty year old Honduras Rosewood acquired from good friend Cliff Lounsbury.” - Michael Thiele

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.