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Studio 49 1600 Series AX 1600 Rosewood Alto Diatonic Xylophone

Brand: Studio 49


Item: #202164
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Studio 49 is introducing a new line of Orff instruments. The 1600 Series features bright rosewood xylophone bars. All Studio 49 1600 Series xylophones come with a solid multi-chamber resonator boxes, flexible pins, and durable fabric covered cording under the bars.

Built to Studio 49's tradition of high quality standards these instruments are affordable options for the budget consciour classroom or home.

AX1600 - Diatonic Alto Xylophone with F# and Bb bars, 16 bars total. Range is C'-A'. One pair of S4 felt mallets included. The size of this resonator box is the same size as the 2000 Series Alto xylophone made by Studio 49.

16 bars 32 x 18 mm made of bright Rosewood

Includes F# and Bb bars

Flexible pins

Resonance box made of 12mm solid pine

Multiple resonance chambers for a rich sound

Attached handles for carrying ease

Fabric-coated bar seating for lasting durability

1 Pair of S4 mallets included


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Emily P on May 15, 2012
My elementary school currently has no pitched percussion. I am writing a grant for up to $1500 to purchase pitched percussion. Can you compare/contrast the 1600 Series alto xylophone with the 1000 Series alto xylophone? Should I be looking at alto xylophones or soprano xylophones? I would like to purchase 2 or 3 of the same instrument.
Berta H on May 7, 2013
Best Answer: I purchased a Studio 49 1600 series AX to supplement the instruments I already had. It was my first Studio 49 instrument. I LOVE it. It has a beautiful sound and has held up very nicely. I blends well enough with the fiberglass Sonor instruments I already had, though it's a bit louder. I don't know anything about the 1000 series.

I would strongly recommend you get all alto instruments, or two altos and one soprano. The reason for this is that if you choose to have the students play them for accompaniment to their own singing, they will be able to play in a register that is lower than their singing, wheras the soprano instruments would be in the same register or higher. The lower instruments really fill out the sound. If you ever have the opportunity to purchase a bass xylophone, you will be amazed at how much depth it adds! (I have the Sonor Palisono short bass, which is enough for my kids.)

Hope you enjoy whatever you choose!
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I need to replace some bars on the studio 49 alto xylophone
do you carry them?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2015
Best Answer: We do carry Studio 49 replacement bars. They are not listed online, but can be purchased by calling our customer service team at 1-800-397-9378
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