The differents Bars of keybord
This precious and rare wood from Central America offers admirable qualities of resonance due to its density (0.93 to 1.17 g / cm3), and its hardness. Its remarkable properties make it suitable for high-end instruments.
This rosewood variety takes its name from its pinkish-yellow color and also comes from Central America.
It is used by the Adams company for the manufacture of certain xylophones, in particular training instruments.
Abundant in the forests of West Africa, it offers good qualities in terms of acoustics and density (0.60 to 0.77 g / cm3). This wood with vibratory properties is used for the manufacture of training instruments since it allows to obtain good quality / price ratios.
The composite bars are made from resin and fiberglass. They are called Kelon (Musser), Zelon (Adams) or Acoustalon (Yamaha). Their particularity is to resist changes in temperature and humidity unlike wooden bars which are quite sensitive to it. In addition, their hardness gives them a very long service life.
They are made from aluminum. The different aluminum alloys used make it possible to distinguish the tonal characteristics specific to each instrument. Different color finishes exist: silver or gold and bronze (by anodization).