In musical instrument terms, a xylophone is a wood based or wooden instrument while a glockenspiel is a plastic based instrument. Over time the two terms have been blended together in practical understanding. We have used both words so as not to miss out any customers searching for one or the other, but this product on this page is officially a xylophone.
This is an ideal 27 note / 27 key / 27 bar xylophone for display, learning or practical use. We have found that some of our happiest customers have been grandparents buying this as an educational gift for anyone from a baby, toddler, kid, classroom, school, nursery or child to a teenager or adult.
This is a full size medium to large professional pro instrument and is usually played on a desk/table or the player's lap. We would recommend playing it on a hard surface for sound disbursement.
It comes with a set of 2 well designed mallets / beaters / sticks which are the correct material and weight blend for the keys / notes on this particular xylophone.
Keys or notes are the metal pieces on top of the frame of a xylophone / glockenspiel. The 25 note / 27 note / 30 note and 32 note xylophones are quite similar except for a few notes different on each. The more notes, the more options however we have found that the 27 note is the most favoured mixture of affordability, size, note variance and sound variance. We love it too and the customers have spoken - we have sold 8000 of these items to date!☆ Buy