Merging Craftsmanship and Artistry

From the concert hall, to the percussion studio, or the front ensemble our elite instruments are beautifully handcrafted to inspire musicianship and passion. By considering every painstaking detail that affects sound and quality craftsmanship, our marimbas have become world-renowned for meeting the demands and expectations of discerning artists, educators, and students.

Acoustics

Concert Marimbas:

Rosewood Keyboards available in three grades: Traditional, Enhanced and Premium featuring rich harmonics and sustain. Classic Resonators or Basso Bravo Resonators for warmer, richer and louder bass.

 

Wave Marimbas:

Offered pre-configured in either the 4.3 octave rosewood marimba with the Classic Resonators and 3 keyboard voicing options, or the 5.0 octave rosewood marimba where you may choose from one of six acoustic combinations for the keyboard and resonator voicings. 

Acoustic Combinations

compare the six acoustic combinations and get pricing

Traditional Keyboard / Classic Resonator

Combines our original Classic resonator and Traditional keyboard to create a warm and resonant sound. Musicians measure all other brands of marimbas against the acoustic standard of this combination.

#9621 4" on Wave 4.3 frame
#9631 8" on Wave 4.3 frame
#9601 4" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9611 8" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9501 on Izzy
#9301 on 3100
#9901 on Soloist
 

Enhanced Keyboard / Classic Resonator

Combine the Enhanced keyboard with our Classic resonator to extend the dynamic range of the marimba for brilliant projection in concert settings. Upgrading to our enhanced keyboard puts this marimba into an entirely new category.

#9622 4" on Wave 4.3 frame
#9632 8" on Wave 4.3 frame
#9602 4" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9612 8" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9502 on Izzy
#9302 on 3100
#9902 on Soloist
 

Premium Keyboard / Classic Resonator

Marimbas built with our Premium keyboards and original Classic resonators are rare combinations of acoustic elements. We select the Rosewood bars of each keyboard from several thousand bars. The rich harmonics of our classic resonator voicing blends perfectly with the dynamic volume, articulation, and resonance of our Premium keyboard.

#9623 4" on Wave 4.3 frame
#9633 8" on Wave 4.3 frame
#9603 4" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9613 8" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9503 on Izzy 
#9303 on 3100
#9903 on Soloist
 

Traditional Keyboard / Basso Bravo Resonator

Our Basso Bravo resonator voicing dramatically turns up the volume on the bass end of the marimba. These resonators produce a warmer, darker, and stronger bass
sound. The acoustics of this marimba are an excellent choice for any serious marimbist.

#9604 4" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9614 8" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9504 on Izzy
#9304 on 3100 
#9904 on Soloist
 

Enhanced Keyboard / Basso Bravo Resonator

Our most popular marimba for universities, orchestras, and serious performers, this marimba produces sound that carries exceptionally well when played in ensembles and orchestras. When we combine the renowned warmth of our Basso Bravo resonator with our articulate and resonant Enhanced keyboard, it creates the most sought-after professional marimba.

#9605 4" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9615 8" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9505 on Izzy
#9305 on 3100
#9905 on Soloist
 

Premium Keyboard / Basso Bravo Resonator

This marimba is the absolute best acoustic combination. Our legendary Basso Bravo resonator combines seamlessly with the resonant and responsive Premium keyboard. The acoustics of this marimba far exceed any other marimba on the planet. Even the lightest touch of the mallets produces the richest sound possible.

#9606 4" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9616 8" on Wave 5.0 frame
#9506 on Izzy
#9306 on 3100
#9906 on Soloist
 

Frames

Our frames are designed and constructed to last for many decades. This superior durability ensures that our marimbas will outlast older marimbas from the past.  All of our frames are built by our team of dedicated craftspeople in Arcata, California offering four frame options.  Three of our frame systems are height adjustable - the Izzy, 3100, and the new Marimba One Wave.

Wave

The new Marimba One Wave provides the best-designed and toughest quality-built frame on the market and comes with a heavy duty accessory bar to mount all of your percussion accessories.  The frame is fully height adjustable utilizing our Izzy Height Adjustment System with gas springs in the end frames so it is effortless to raise and lower the keyboard.  Our Wave Lock System utilizes cam levers and was designed to make the set up and adjusting of the frame or accessory bar the easiest and fastest of any frame available - No more bolts or wing nuts to strip or lose! 

Izzy

The Marimba One Izzy™ is our flagship model height adjustable marimba. Ideal for both the University setting and the home studio, the Izzy is our lightest weight frame, yet extremely durable and rigid. We use gas springs in the end frames so that it is effortless to raise and lower the keyboard. We laser engrave tape measures into the end frames so you always know the exact keyboard height. You can choose to have our all wood rails or our new black aluminum-and-wood rails. 100% designed and built in our California factory.

3100

The Marimba One 3100™ is by far the most rigid and durable marimba on the market. The end frames have more wood than our Izzy frame and we laser engrave tape measures into the end frames so you always know the keyboard height.  To raise and lower the marimba, simply turn a handle at each end frame. You can choose to have our all wood rails or our new black aluminum-and-wood rails. 100% designed and built in our California factory.

Soloist

The Marimba One Soloist™  is built using traditional mortise and tenon joinery.  The joints are locked together using Rosewood pegs. All of our Soloist frame marimbas feature custom playing height. Just tell us how tall you are and we will recommend a keyboard height for you. Each of our Soloist marimbas are works of art. They are built to last through generations of musicians. 100% designed and built in our California factory.

Frame and Resonator Options

Rails

The Marimba One Wave rail is made of heavy-walled lightweight aluminum for strength. Our standard concert marimba rail is made of high grade aluminum-and-mahogany wood combination. A solid wood rail option may be ordered for an additional price.

Frames

On our 5.0 and 5.5 octave concert model marimbas, a genuine mahogany frame comes standard. The American cherry option is available for an additional price.

The new Marimba One Wave frame is 100% constructed of heavy-walled lightweight aluminum for strength and available on both the 5.0 and 4.3 octave models.

Resonator Colors

All of our resonators come finished in black.  Burgundy or gold options are available for an additional price. 

Cases

Protect your instruments!

To protect your investment and transport your marimba, we offer a set of 7 durable Cordura cases. The dense foam padding protects from shock and the resonator case and rail bags both come with wheels and multiple handles for easy transport.

Marimba Cases