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We proudly present GUDA - unique handmade  idiophone with overtones, which collects many of handpan characters. The main speciality of GUDA - 2 notes on each tongue (main tone +  octave overtone), which makes Guda's sound bright  and lively. GUDA is the most loud tongue drum with excellent response and can be played easily with fingers or mallets.

Main features

  • Two notes on each tongue - main tone+octave overtone
  • Loud, bright  and clean sound
  • Quality materials - high-carbon steel or hard stainless steel
  • Handmade decorating.  
  • A lot of different options (aluminium back, built-in electronics and other)
  • Free durable semi-hard case
  • Variety of available scales (custom scales are also available)

Dimensions and weight

  • Diameter - 50 cm (20 inches)
  • Height - 20-24 cm (9,6 inches)
  • Weight - 3,0 - 4,0 kg (pounds)

Manufacturing of GUDA

GUDA has the geometry of a handpan and differs from other tongue drums( so-called tank-drums, or hank-drums, hapi-drums, etc.).  Two hemispheres have the radius and the size, which are very close to handpans.

The method of manufacturing is also very close to handpan making. We glue  our instrument with the same sealant and we use the same steel for our basic models, as the most of handpan builders

The instrument is protected against rust with brass plating several covers of blueing. Our premium models are made from stainless steel and aluminium

Decorating

The ornaments are manually engraved on the surface of the instruments.  We use traditional authentic ornaments as elements of design - Indian Mehendi, Ukranian, Celtic and other patterns. 

You can choose from 11 available designs or you can order your own custom design.  Two colors - black and dark brown are available and also the premium option - brass plating

Sound and scales.

GUDA has two sounds on the each tongue. Additional overtone makes the sound brilliant and more lively. This overtone sound mixed with the main tone but it can be also played separately - it is very similar to guitar flageolet, played on the 12th fret.

We tune GUDAs in different popular scales, some of them you can hear on our site: http://guda-drum.com/scales

GUDA also can be tuned in custom scales in the range of F3 to C5

Contacts

Main Features

  • Bright clean sound with rich overtones
  • Unique technology
  • Main sound + octave harmonics
  • Beautiful original design
  • Custom scales and designs available
  • Premium materials

Customer Service

  • Personalized service
  • Fast terms of order execution
  • High quality workmanship and design
  • 4-7 days worldwide shipping
  • Discounts and bargain sales