Welcome to the official GUDA website. GUDA is an unique instrument, which was previously considered as a hybrid of the tongue drum and handpan. That’s true - being essentially the tongue drum, GUDA inherited many family traits of handpans.
Octave overtones (harmonics) are mixed to the main sound , but also can be played separately.
But now we can confidently state that GUDA has become a completely independent instrument, with its characteristic sound, original look and lots of features. We remain some classic Guda models but also developed several innovative models with unique shape, sizes and materials. Guda is the only tonguepan instrument on the market which is made from such materials as stainless steel, brass and aluminum. Combining these materials we achieve the wanted sound. Also, using such material allows us to build 100% rust resistant instruments which do not need special care.
The original designs of the instrument combined with well-chosen materials and skillful handcrafting make GUDA the most loud and well-sounding tongue idiophone. GUDA sound has nothing to do with the sound of other tongue drums (tank drums and else). Its sound is clear, deep, warm and bright at the same time, without metallic "taste."
In addition to its unique sound, GUDA tongue drums has another distinctive characteristic - exquisite decoration, made in various authentic styles. The design of GUDA is pretty refined and made entirely by hand. We were inspired by Indian (Mehendi), Mexican, Celtic, Eastern and Ukrainian ornaments and continue to investigate new designs
We are focused not only on authentic look and acoustic sound. We pay much attention to electronics, amplification and sound effects. Our models can be equipped with internal or external pickups (Guda Fx, OM pickups), preamp and effects modules.
Guda instruments can be made by order. You can choose from the variety of options - materials, scales, design and other. But also you can purchase the premade instruments in our Store