Tuned Percussion

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Musaics stocks new and second hand instruments. All second hand instruments are guaranteed to be in as good if not better playing condition than when new. In replacing for example rubber parts on xylophones and metallophones, I often use better quality materials than used in manufacture. Please contact me if you are after something in particular. As Musaics primary focus is the repair, and sale of tuned percussion I can guarantee that all tuned percussion instruments for sale are also instruments I can service, and supply parts for. Any class room xylophone or metallophone for example can be purchased with complete confidence with regard to its ongoing use, no matter how harsh the class room environment. I can sometimes supply genuine parts, but failing that I can pretty much make anything for these instruments.

I can supply a range of concert and classroom instruments from Korogi, Premier, Saito, Suzuki and Angel.

All prices are inclusive of GST. I am able to organise freight, the cost of which varies with destination. For schools wishing to order, I am able to provide ABN and invoice the school.

Regarding warranties on items listed here, this will vary. All new instruments when indicated as new, are covered by the manufacturers warranty. Any tuned percussion items I have listed as second hand refurbished I guarantee for 3 months, and possibly longer, at my discretion, and depending on the situation. All tuned percussion manufactured by myself I am happy to guarantee for the life of that instrument. This means anything excluding normal wear and tear of normal or extreme usage, and can be taken to include for example changes in tuning of xylophone bars, which I will re tune free of charge for their life. It does not include for example perishing of rubber components, which is part of an instruments wear and maintenance.


Anything needing to be returned will need to be returned to Musaics, at the cost of the purchaser, at which time I will repair, replace or refund as required.


Percussion Mallets

I can supply a range of mallets designed for use with most classroom instruments. Mallets come in various sizes and hardness to suite various instruments. The general rule is, the higher up the range of the instrument, the harder the mallet needs to be to enable the instrument to speak. So, for example, you would want a softer and larger head on a mallet for a bass xylophone, and a smaller and harder head on a soprano xylophone. Using a hard mallet on a bass xylophone tends to bring out the higher harmonics, or, if you like, gives the sound a harder edge, and does not allow the fundamental note of the bar to sound. This might be required in specific situations, but mostly it just sounds unpleasant. A soft mallet used on a soprano xylophone or a glock just does not give much sound, and often results in the bar being bounced off the instrument. Having said this, there are times when this rule may not apply, i.e. using a soft felt mallet on a soprano metallophone can sound very nice, if a little soft.
Mallets that I manufacture are made with grey PVC handles, that can stand a reasonable amount of punishment (certainly better than wooden handles). I also provide a range of mallets sourced from elsewhere.

Glockenspiel Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Glockenspiels.

Price $8.80 pair (GST inclusive).

Soprano Xylophone Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Soprano Xylophones, Glockenspiels if you want a slightly softer sound than the mallets shown above, or top end of a Marimba. 25mm diameter hard rubber heads.

Price $5.50 pair (GST inclusive).

Alto Xylophone Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Alto Xylophones, the top end of bass xylophones, or middle of the Marimba. These are Angel brand, and are softer heads with woven wool covers. Nice wooden handles.

Price $11 pair (GST inclusive).

Bass Xylophone Mallets

Bass Xylophone Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Bass Xylophones, or bottom end of a Marimba. These are made by myself, using soft coloured bouncing balls. Colours and size will vary depending on what I have available. Diameter of the heads varies between 32mm and 40mm.

Price $11 pair (GST inclusive).

Felt Mallets

Felt Percussion mallets

These mallets have soft felt heads. Good for soft sounds on xylophones and especially metallophones.

Price $11 pair (GST inclusive).

Bass Marimba Mallets

Percussion mallets

These mallets are mostly used for Bass Marimba, the type that starts 2 octaves below middle C. These are made by myself, using 60 mm diameter soft rubber balls. Colours will vary depending on what I have available. The pen is in the photo to give an idea of size.

Price $15 pair (GST inclusive).

Premier 751 Vibraphone

Premier 751 Vibraphone

I am listing this vibe here on behalf of someone who contacted me re information on this instrument. I have not seen the actual instrument, but the photo looks pretty good. It was apparently purchased new by the current owner in the sixties, and has not been used for around 20 years. This model is no longer made by Premier, who have discontinued it failry recently. It was for many years the highest model that was brought into Australia by the importers. As far as I know no newer models have as yet been brought in, so I guess this model is still the latest premier vibe imported here. They don't come up all that often, and certainly not in this sort of condition. From what Lionel has told me it has not left the house very much ever, so it won't have sufered the wear and tear of dismantling and setting up all the time.

Needles to say this is a quality instrument. My only hesitation with Premier is their lack of spare parts backup. Otherwise it's as good as it gets.

3 octave, graduated bars. $5,200.00 (negotiable). I know that the listed price on these was $10,000 when they were available. I sold the last 2 that the importers had here some years ago for around that amount.

Located in the Melbourne area. Please call Lionel on 0408 324 883.

Musaics Orff Style Bass Xylophone

Musaics Orff Bass Xylophone

This classroom xylophone is a full 2 octave instrument with rosewood bars, made right here in Melbourne by myself. This means that all parts, including spare bars etc are easily available. Bars are carefully overtone tuned. The boxes are made from good quality plywood that won't split or de-laminate. I know it looks a little unconventional, but the design is the result of my attempt to make a bass xylophone that is as light as possible. It's not the smallest bass available, after all it is a full 2 octave, but it weighs 13 kg, which I'm pretty sure is the lightest bass around. This I felt to be an important factor if these instruments are to be portable.

Musaics Bass Xylophone is demonstrated in this video. Please open this in a new tab.

Price $850 (GST inclusive), making this the cheapest 2 octave bass xylophone in Australia, as far as I know.
I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost varies with destination.


Suzuki Tuned Percussion

Suzuki make a range of Concert and classroom Xylophones, Metallophones, Glockenspiels and Chimes. If your after something, please ask me for a quote.

Suzuki Orff Style Xylopones

Suzuki Orff style Xylopones

The Suzuki classroom xylophone range represents good value for money. Bars are made from good quality African Rosewood (also known as Padouk) and are tuned to a consistently high standard. The boxes are made from chipboard which tends to be a bit heavy, but are generally sturdy. Parts for all Suzuki instruments are generally easily available. This is an instrument for which I can guarantee support and repairs, having repaired hundreds of these over the years.

Price: Bass $890. Alto: $520. Soprano: $410

This price includes delivery and setup within the Melbourne metropolitan area. I can check out your exhisting instruments and do any repairs required at the same time.
I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost varies with destination.


Suzuki Orff Style Metallophones

Suzuki Orff Style Metallophones

The Suzuki classroom metallophone range also represents good value for money. Construction is similar to xylophones. Parts for all Suzuki instruments are generally easily available. Again, this is an instrument for which I can guarantee support and repairs.

Price: Bass $770. Alto: $430. Soprano: $310

This price includes delivery and setup within the Melbourne metropolitan area. I can check out your exhisting instruments and do any repairs required at the same time.

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.


Saito 250R Marimba

Saito 250R Marimba


Brand new, unopened in it's original box. This is listed as a "Semi concert marimba", 49 bars, 4 octave F3 to F7. Bars are Honduras Rosewood. Pitch is A=442. Adjustable height from 800mm to 870mm in 4-step adjustments. Weight: 32kg

Check out this instrument on the Saito website

Price $2500. This price is heavily reduced. Only 1 available.

Included in the price is delivery and set up of the instrument for any one or any school located in Melbourne Metropolitan area. This means I will deliver, unpack and assemble the instrument ready for use, and take away any packaging.

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.


Korogi 500S Xylophone

Saito 250R Xylophone


Brand new, unopened in it's original box. 49 honduras rosewood 37mm wide bars, 4 octave C4 to C8 , light gold coloured resonators, height adjustable (65-79 78-92) and foldable frame, frame couvered in vinyl leather.

Check out this instrument on the Korogi website

Price $2800

Included in the price is delivery and set up of the instrument for any one or any school located in Melbourne Metropolitan area. This means I will deliver, unpack and assemble the instrument ready for use, and take away any packaging.

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination. This is the last one.


Korogi 550RF Xylophone

Korogi 550RF Xylophone


Brand new, unopened in it's original box. 42 37mm wide Honduras rosewood bars, 3.5 octave C4 to F7, light gold coloured resonators, height adjustable and foldable frame.

Check out this instrument on the Korogi website

Price $2800. Normally retails for $4000

Included in the price is delivery and set up of the instrument for any one or any school located in Melbourne Metropolitan area. This means I will deliver, unpack and assemble the instrument ready for use, and take away any packaging.

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination. 2 available


Korogi KX32R Desktop Xylophone

Korogi KX32R Desktop Xylophone Korogi KX32R Desktop Xylophone


Brand new, unopened in it's original box. 32 Honduras rosewood bars, 2.6 octave F57 to C88.

Perfect for practice. Easy to store. This is be an older model as it has the Honduras Rosewood bars that are not available on this model any more.

Price $550. The new ones with the Padouk bars, generally considered to be inferior to Honduras Rosewood, normally retails for $995. I have 3 available.

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.

Korogi KX32R Desktop Xylophone

Korogi 450K Marimba

Korogi 450K Marimba


Brand new, unopened in it's original box. 42 Kalinwood bars, 4 octave C3 to C7.

Price $3200. Normally retails for $5000.

Included in the price is delivery and set up of the instrument for any one or any school located in Melbourne Metropolitan area. This means I will deliver, unpack and assemble the instrument ready for use, and take away any packaging.

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.


Premier Timpani

Premier Timpany Premier Timpany



All brand New. Available sizes are as follows. There are limited numbers available at these prices (mostly just 1 of).

Concert Series Fibreglass 22.5" (57cm) $3800 (normally $5795)

Concert Series Fibreglass 25" (64cm) $3450 (normally $5895)

Concert Series Fibreglass 28" (71cm) $3900 (normally $5995)

Concert Series Fibreglass 30" (76cm) $4000 (normally $6395)

Concert Series Copper 22.5" (57cm) $3900 (normally $7995)

Concert Series Copper 25" (64cm) $4000 (normally $8995)

Concert Series Copper 28" (71cm) $4200 (normally $8995)

Concert Series Copper 30" (76cm) $5600 (normally $9995)

Concert Series Copper 32" (81cm) $6000 (normally $10995)

Included in the price is delivery and set up of the instrument for any one or any school located in Melbourne Metropolitan area. This means I will deliver, unpack and assemble the instrument ready for use, and take away any packaging.

I can also freight this iten anywhere in Australia.

Premier Orchestral Chimes

Premier Orchestral Chimes



Tow models available. All brand New.

Model 875 has brass chimes in diamind chromwe finish. 1.5 octave, with striking caps. Size 38inches, height is 70 inches. $8200 (normaly $13795)

Model 875B has clear laquered polished brass chimes. 1.5 octave. Size 38inches, height is 70 inches. $5800 (normaly $9995)

Included in the price is delivery and set up of the instrument for any one or any school located in Melbourne Metropolitan area. This means I will deliver, unpack and assemble the instrument ready for use, and take away any packaging.

I can also freight this iten anywhere in Australia.

Tone Bars (Chime Bars)

Set of Tone Bars or Chime Bars

Brand new set, with lots of mallets.

Price: $120

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.


Tone Bars (Chime Bars)

Set of Tone Bars or Chime Bars

This is a refurbished set of Dulcet tone, or chime bars, 1.5 octave C to G. These are a reasonable item when new, but do have a tendency to fall apart in the classroom. The end caps fall off and the pressed metal tuning stops in the tube fall out. In refurbishing these I have made solid timber tuning stops for inside the tubes, and replaced the flimsy end caps with substantial ones.

These bars, though they look used, are now much better at handling the rigors of the average classroom than when new, and I guarantee they will outlast a new set. I will supply 5 pairs of mallets with this set.

Price: $100

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.


Saito 1500 Vibraphone Bars

Saito 1500 Vibraphone Bars


This is a complete set of the diatonic bars (i.e. the white keys of the piano) for a Saito 1500 vibraphone. These bars have never been used. I have had them in storage here for a few years. Would suite some one with a Saito 1500, or anyone wishing to make a vibe or metallophone.

Standard vibe range of 3 octoves starting at F.

Price $1000

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination. Seeing as this is a highly desirable and much sought after item, be quick!


Xylophone Stand

Xylophone Stand


Able to accomodate a classroom xylophone that is 60 long. This stand has no width adjustment, so can only take this size.

Price $60
I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.


Sonor Xylophone and Metallophone leg

Sonor Xylophone and Metallophone leg


I have a number of these legs that attach to the side of Sonor instruments, to act as stands.

Price $10 each, but they could be a little cheaper if bought in some numbers.
I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.


Bass Tone Bars

Bass Tone Bars


These large bass tone bars are pitched in the octave below the bass xylophone, so the low C is 2 octaves below middle The C bar is 75 cm long, so they are quite large, for just one note. I have a these few odd ones, which I made years ago, but have decided not to continue making them, so am wanting to sell these off cheap. I have 2 low C, 1 F, 1 G and 1 higher C (1 octave below middle C. The F bar is currently a metallophone bar, i.e. it's metal. I can easily make a wooden bar to fit this is preferred.

I am able to freight anywhere in Australia. Cost will depend on destination.

Price is $100 each bar.


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