Welcome to the official GUDA website. GUDA is an unique instrument, which is a hybrid of the tongue drum and handpan. 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.
The unique design 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, warm and bright at the same time, without metallic "taste."
Not so long ago, we have developed a brand new type of instrument - GUDA-Fx. This instrument is equipped with built-in electronics (pickups, preamps, EQ, and various effects). Built-in electronics gives the opportunity to use onboard or additional effects, create your own tone, play in the band with more loud instruments (drums, electric guitar and bass, ets.); also it allows you to record your composition directly to sound card.
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. The maker was inspired by Indian (mehendi), Celtic and Ukrainian ornaments.
Most of instruments are made by order. You can choose from the variety of options - materials, scales, design and other.