This listing is for a matched pair of two Kantilan Gangsa.
This is your perfect chance to have authentic Gamelan music in your own home!
The Gamelan is a traditional Indonesian tuned ensemble from Bali made up of gongs, xylophones and various stringed and wind instruments. Ensembles are predominately made of up bronze metallophones, called Gangsa. This is the highest pitched Gangsa of Balinese Gamelan, called the Kantilan. Tuned to the pelog selisir scale, this beautifully carved and painted 10 key instrument is used in the Gamelan gong kebyar style.
Gangsa are always played in pairs tuned slightly different to produce beating, which is the pulsing sound when two notes slightly out of tune are played together, a sound favorable in Gamelan music. Dimensions for each are 26" by 18", comes with mallets.
One out of this pair has been shop worn/damaged. There are general signs of age, and the keys are lacking the shine they once had. One of the corners was broken off, but was repaired and it is hard to see the crack.