16-key "Bobo" balafon
Tuned in Fa major :
F, G, A, C, D
16 keys "Bobo" style pentatonic balafon :
The peculiarity of these balafons is the shape of their frame.
Indeed its slightly curved shape makes it possible to stretch a rope between the ends on which the keys rest.
The keys are therefore not in contact with the frame.
They are in a way suspended, which provides cushioning during the game, the attack of the stick on the blades is less straightforward and the sound less dry.
Less bulky than a 20-key balafon, this 16-key balafon is of excellent quality,
it remains an instrument in its own right by offering a range of three octaves.
All specifications can be found in "Product Details".
Comes with its pair of sticks.
Demo video of a similar balafon :
- Style :
- Number of keys :
- Scale :
- Pentatonic F major
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- Weight :
- 8.5 kg
- Total Length :
- 106 cm