Making your own Marimbas, Xylophones and Vibraphones in your own homes. Easy, Fun and at the same time you can save tons of cash!
And you can even save as much as half of the actual price. What’s good about it is you can have the exact replica or copy of the instruments with these step by step plans and video instructions- take note its much easier than you think! You can have your own instrument made by you right on your own home. Isn’t it amazing? Your about to see it, first hand!
Imagine, you have a whole range of professional mallet instruments… the musicians are fascinated and you still have budget to spare! If you budgeted one instrument you can even make 2. Wow!
First and foremost here are the frequently asked questions by our customers:
Do I need special wood or metal for the bars?
The great thing about these projects is that they will work for you, no matter what wood you have available – or in the case of the vibraphone and glockenspiel they will work really well with standard metal stock which is inexpensive and easy to get hold of in most parts of the world.
Concert quality marimbas are usually made from Honduras Rosewood or African padouk, and obviously the better wood you have access to the better instrument you’ll be able to make. However you can make these instruments from just about any hardwood (eg, Durian or Meranti).
How much will the materials Cost?
This depends on which instruments you are building, and also on where you live. All of these instruments though are designed to use nothing but inexpensive materials which are commonly available in your average hardware store.
here are estimates of the prices:
Simple Glockenspiel – $20
P1 Xylophone – $33
P2 Mini-Marimba – $250
P3 Marimba – $400
P524 Marimba – $1700 (for full five octave version using African Paduk bars)
PV Vibraphone – $600
And if you wish to make a better quality instrument you can of course invest in a better quality wood, such as Rosewood. This will cost you a few hundred dollars, but will still be way less than purchasing a real concert instrument.
Does the plans include both Metric and Imperial Measurements?
YES! All the plans include both imperial (feet and inches) and metric (millimeters) measurements.
Do I need to be good at woodworking to achieve this?
Absolutely not! I’m not a carpenter – I’m a musician. Most of the skills required are fairly basic woodwork – measuring, cutting and sanding.
Even if you’ve hardly ever picked up a hammer or a saw in your life I’m confident that you’ll be able to achieve a workable instrument using these plans. Of course I’ve picked up a few clues over my time designing and building instruments, but I’ve put all the important construction tips in the package for you.
Do I need lots of expensive tools?
Absolutely not! All of the tools you will need are common household tools.
An electric drill with a sanding attachment
A wood saw
A small hammer
Sandpaper and sanding discs
Plus a few other bits and pieces commonly found around the garage!
And a lot more questions you can read as you download this guide.
Get one now and we will see you soon!