Classic Heartwood Ghana Gyli in C Pentatonic - 12 Keys with Mallets

The Classic Heartwood Ghana Gyli - 12 Keys adds 2 notes lower than the 10 key, giving it more low end and more volume thanks to bigger gourds.
SKU: BALA12

Availability: In stock

$279.95
$279.95

Details

Details

The Classic Heartwood Ghana Gyli - 12 Keys adds 2 notes lower than the 10 key, giving it more low end and more volume thanks to bigger gourds. Made in Ghana with Africa Heartwood Project, it is crafted in the traditional style of Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. The C-pentatonic tuning makes playing along with this gyil possible. The pitch range is quite broad, from low notes that have long sustain because of the large gourds, and higher notes for quick response.

This gyil features:

  • C pentatonic, +/- 1/4 step (during import the keys dry and the pitch rises by up to 1/2 step - making the gyil close to C#)
  • Low note: C
  • Heat dried keys to help maintain tonality and prevent cracking
  • Solid frame construction using hardwood, leather, and rope
  • Full size gourds under each blade to amplify and sustain sound
  • Low notes rake upward to allow room for larger gourds
  • Two rubber mallets included with each gyil

Note: The gyil is constructed of a frame, floating key bed, and resonating gourds. The key bed may be raised to increase the clarity of the sound of the keys when struck by the mallet, but doing so may also reduce the amplification and tuning performed by the gourds. Contact us if you have questions about these options.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU BALA12
Material Hardwood Keys with Lightwood Frame
Country of Origin Ghana
Wood Type Mansonia (Hard Tweneboa)

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