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.
- 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
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