The Adams Robert Van Sice Artist marimba is made from the best materials and is the first choice for any marimbist. Honduran rosewood bars are finished with a specially developed lacquer which ensures optimum sound. There are no shortcuts taken in the tuning and voicing process so that instrument is balanced throughout the entire range. The patented Voyager System allows adjustment over a wide range of playing heights.
New Adams Honduran Rosewood Marimba Bars
After many years of research, Adams Instruments presents new Artist, concert and Soloist series rosewood bars. While nothing visually has changed, the sound and ease of playing from these bars has been drastically improved. Eight years ago, Adams began to purchase a higher quality rosewood than was previously ever available. Mr. Andre Adams and Mr. Frans Swinkels visited the Honduran forests several times to select the best possible wood for the production of their marimba bars. Adams' policy is to keep wood in special climate-controlled rooms for 8 years to insure precise aging. We have heard instruments from this wood and the result is quite honestly phenomenal! A much faster, clearer tone and pitch. Exactly what all marimba players want. Available in 4.3, 4.6, and 5.0 models. See specifications for this instrument below.
Range: F2-C7, 4.6 Octave
Bars: Honduras Rosewood, tuned at A=442 Hz
Width: Low End, 41" - High End, 15.7"
Height Adjustment: 34.7" - 42.5"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Other: Includes cover, Adams mallets