4.3 Octave Musser Marimba with Upgraded Frame for Hire
All our 4.3 Octave Musser Marimbas have recently been given brand new upgraded frames. This means that you get the same fantastic sound from the bars but with a much stronger, more durable frame.
The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. It consists of a set of wooden bars with resonators. The bars are struck with mallets to produce musical tones. The bars are arranged as those of a piano, with the accidentals raised vertically and overlapping the natural bars to aid the performer both visually and physically. This instrument is a type of xylophone, but with broader and lower tonal range and resonators. The chromatic marimba was developed in southern Mexico from the diatonic marimba, an instrument whose ancestor was a type of balafon built by African slaves built in Central America. Modern uses of the marimba include solo performances, woodwind and brass ensembles, marimba concertos, jazz ensembles, marching band, drum and bugle corps, and orchestral compositions. Contemporary composers have utilised the unique sound of the marimba more and more in recent years. Marimbas are available in ranges of 3 octave, 4 octave, 4.3 octave, 4,5 octave and 5 octave.