OMGlockenspiel! Made in Sweden, this stunning teensy brass + maple xylophone has the most beautiful chiming ring. We initially got this as a dream gift for the musically-inclined little ones in our lives (which it definitely is) but we pretty much immediately co-opted it for our own uses. The three beeswax-coated brass tone bars are perfectly tuned to a little triad (d-e-g) for simple explorative tone play (and jamming along to Mom playing Tom Petty's "Running Down a Dream"). If theory ain't your thing, it's also ideal on the desk for impromptu stress-busting concertos and we've even started making our own specific chime when it's officially cocktail hour. Comes with both a wooden and a muted rubber mallet for tone explorations.
Need a little inspiration? See the Foundry Family working through the official Foundry Glockenspiel Songbook with little numbers like this little ditty or this classic!
Take Care: Scratches to the tone bars can be treated with very fine steel wool, taking care to move exactly along the direction of the tone bar. The maple body has been primed with shellac and finished with a light beeswax coating. Luster can be restored with the wood conditioner of your choosing (we swear by Old Mill's All Natural Beeswax and Mineral Oil Wood Polish, available right here at The Foundry).