Deagan Steel Marimbaphones

You will note on perusing the following pages that we list Marimbas of various styles and kinds under various names. Instruments that are played with bows as well as mallets are called Marimbaphones, and instruments that are played with mallets only are called Marimbas.

Deagan Steel Marimbaphones are made of special alloy steel bars mounted on frames and each bar is equipped with a special Designed Deagan Patent resonator, the whole being mounted on a substantial steel tube floor rack and can be played with bows or mallets.

The changing of the instrument from bowing to mallet playing position or vice versa, is instantaneous and is accomplished by turning bolts conveniently located at end of instrument.

A Deagan Steel Marimbaphone is a most valuable addition to any orchestra in which it will replace the Italian Harp, having all the desirable tone qualities of the Harp with the additional advantage of always being in tune.

Deagan Steel Marimbaphone blends perfectly with the voice and has a tendency to build it up and many of the more prominent singers carry a Deagan Steel Marimbaphone with them for accompaniment purposes.

Deagan Steel Marimbaphones can be played by from one to four people, according to size and range and as two separate sets of selections can be played on an instrument, one with bows and one with mallets, the instrument is practically two instruments in one.

Deagan Steel Marimbaphones are also very adaptable for home use, as the instrument is very simple to play and the tone is of absolutely the very finest quality, being similar to that of Musical Glasses, it makes and ideal instrument for a Music Room.

Source: Deagan Catalog G

"Deagan Steel Marimbaphones" With Resonators
Mounted on Floor Racks

Instrument Model Number Name Octaves & Range Bar Size Date Built Tuning
Marimbaphone7013Steel2 1/8 C-C + D  High Pitch
Marimbaphone7113Steel2 1/8 C-C + D  Low Pitch
Marimbaphone7014Steel2 1/2 G-C + D & E  High Pitch
Marimbaphone7114Steel2 1/2 G-C + D & E  Low Pitch
Marimbaphone7015Steel3 F-F  High Pitch
Marimbaphone7115Steel3 F-F  Low Pitch
Marimbaphone7017Steel3 1/2 F-C   High Pitch
Marimbaphone7117Steel3 1/2 F-C  Low Pitch
Marimbaphone7018Steel4 E-E  High Pitch
Marimbaphone7118Steel4 E-E  Low Pitch
Marimbaphone7020Steel4 C-C  High Pitch
Marimbaphone7120Steel4 C-C  Low Pitch
Marimbaphone7022Steel4.5 C-F  High Pitch
Marimbaphone7122Steel4.5 C-F  Low Pitch