Percussion Source is proud to be your dealer for all Shiedmayer Celestas in North America. These German made instruments are built to order and we work very closely with Shiedmayer to take care of all import taxes and international shipping to make ordering as simple as possible for you. Please contact us with any questions you or your organization has about these remarkable instruments.
The Schiedmayer 5.5 Octave Studio Celesta with a natural oak finish was conceived as a stationary instrument for use in the theaters, concert halls, or studios. This model has a particularly strong, full tone because of its large resonators, wide and heavy sound plates, and their close proximity.
This model, like all Schiedmayer celestas, distinguishes itself by its light, balanced touch and the typical complex, overtone-rich celesta sound. With the 5 1/2 octave model the complete celesta repertoire can be performed.
The Schiedmayer family has been manufacturing famous keyboard instruments for more than 250 years. Balthasar Schiedmayer built his first clavichord in 1735 in Erlangen. The tradition of making musical instruments was passed on from generation to generation. The Schiedmayer Company, established in 1809 in Stuttgart by Johan Lorenz Schiedmayer, began producing celestas in 1890. There are hardly any prominent symphony orchestras, opera houses, theaters, music schools, recording studios or broadcasting stations that do not boast a Schiedmayer instrument. Unsurpassed for fullness of sound and superb instrument quality, the Schiedmayer Celesta Company has become the worldwide leading manufacturer for celestas and keyboard glockenspiels.
Octaves: 5 1/2 C – F5
Pitch: A442 Hz. Other tunings available by special request
Dimensions: Width: 53.94 inches, Height: 39.76 inches, Depth: 32.28 inches
Weight: 266.76 lbs
Includes Soft Cover