The process of creating extraordinary tuned percussion begins by taking the greatest care in choosing the best raw materials. That choice of the finest, most appropriate materials is both science and art. Manufacture of instruments dependent on so many old world hand processes requires a team of experienced artisans, who are not only knowledgeable but capable of patience and care.
Nothing less than finest quality aluminum alloys are utilized. Only the highest grade alloy will produce the richness of sound and long-term retention of full tone that you would expect from a Tama instrument.
Tama glockenspiels exemplify mastery in the use of hard carbonized chrome steel and special alloys. Our proprietary metallurgic methods yield a unique chime timbre and provide unparalleled stability all conditions and temperatures.
Rosewood is available for an upcharge for use on xylophones and marimbas. Expertly selected, the wood spends at least six years in the factory before being crafted. The aging process demands precise control of moisture and conditions to ensure a future of accurate tuning and pitch, even in humid climates.