The Honsuy 49080 is a diatonic soprano xylophone with wooden blades, suitable for musical initiation. Comes with three alternative blades and a pair of mallets.
The Honsuy 49080 is a diatonic xylophone in C major, with 13 C to A blades. It also comes with three aditional blades - two in F # and the other in A # - that allow changing the tone of the xylophone to Sol Major (relative to E Minor) or F Major (relative to D Minor).
It can also be configured for pentatonic scales by removing blades that are not part of the scale. The voice of this xylophone is soprano.
Made of sucupira wood, a very dense, fungus-resistant wood with long longevity, the Honsuy 49080 is a perfect instrument for intensive use in class settings with several students and in the most demanding conditions.
The sound box provides a clear sound with a nice volume, and is made of a lighter shade of wood that contrasts with the color of the blades.
The origins of the xylophone are shrouded in mystery, but they are ancient, with records of percussion instruments of blades, with rhythmic and melodic functions from Africa to Asia. It is in the 9th century, in Southeast Asia, that appears a version very close to the current one, but experts say that its history can retreat until 2000 BC. The name literally means "the voice of wood," and the Honsuy 49080 has much to say and teach.
The xylophone is a simple and perfect instrument for musical initiation, as it allows you to immediately visualize the relationship between the notes, on a predefined scale, but without the risk of being out of tune. It stimulates visual and motor coordination, so it is beneficial for both children and senior musicians.
It provides a rhythmic and melodic accompaniment and can be played together or solo, or even take on the lead role in a band. There are several versions of this instrument, which have found space and prominence in classical orchestras as well as in jazz groups.
Honsuy is a Spanish brand of reference in the construction of percussion instruments. Founded in 1963, it produces a wide variety of instruments ranging from sophisticated jazz drum kits to instruments dedicated to music teaching, so we risk to say that there is no music school without a Honsuy.
- Diatonic soprano xylophone C to A
- Sucupira wood tuned bars of 32 x 8 mm
- 3 alternatives bars F#, A# and F#