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Posted on Has anyone made a marimba?

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#1 posted 07-03-2013 10:56 PM

” I used oak and it sounded fine”

That is an interesting comment Charlie. I kinda gather that any hard and dense wood might work. I have always contemplated building a marimba and I even remember seeing that article when I was a kid reading Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, and Science and Mechanics magazines in the 1950s. The classic wood has always been Brazilian rosewood, but today that would cost a fortune! I guess the way to tell would be to make one bar in mid range from different woods, tune them, and listen. It would be an interesting experiment.


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