The Sonor BWG Soprano Glockenspiel takes the popular SG Kinder model and adds Boomwhacker color coordinated bars. Featuring smoothed edges, built-in mallet holders, and storage slots for the F# and Bb bars when not in use, the Sonor BWG is perfect for young and beginning players. Bars attach by removable rubber pins.
Best Answer:Oh, I just realized I didn't answer your actual question. I have not personallly listened to any other soprano glockenspiels. After I bought two of these, I learned that the one to buy for a young child should really be an alto. So after the testing with my tuner resulted the way it did, I then bought two alto glockenspiels at slightly over twice the price of two of these. The different range aside, the difference in sound is astounding. Testing the two alto glockenspiels proved that all bars on both are completely in tune, and also the quality of sound is far superior. Now when I play on the Soprano Diatonic Kinder Glockenspiels, the quality of the sound just screams "TOY!" My family members agree with me, so am certain it is not just my imagination.
Derek, I'm glad you asked. I bought two of these glockenspiels. They do not sound bad at first on their own. Then I tested them with my tuner and discovered that on one glockenspiel about half of the bars are not at all in tune, and the others are in tune only sometimes, in other words - not consistently. The second glockenspiel has even fewer bars in tune, only one or two, and again not consistantly. This test led me to the conclusion that this product is basically a toy. If you want your child to learn the proper sounds of the tones, you will want to check out other models.