Malletech offers several models of rosewood xylophones that are up dated versions of the famous and much-sought-after Leedy and Deagan designs of the 1920’s & 1930’s. Major symphony orchestras and ragtime xylophone fanatics pay a premium for originals on the rare occasion when one is found in good condition. What is new about the Malletech “clones” is our high level of tuning accuracy of the harmonics, the improved frame design and tunable resonators. Available with or without height adjustment and choice of finish.
The Vintage “Ragtime” Xylophone (XB4.0) was developed with the input of the world’s greatest xylophonist, Bob Becker. It is modeled after the classic Deagan model known as the “Artists’ Special.” The bar geometry has been duplicated, including the unique rounded ends of the bars. It has the widest bars and biggest resonators of any xylophone ever made, giving Bob the power to blast through NEXUS or any other ensemble.