The Studio 49 1600 range of metallophones are built specifically for classroom use and are extremely durable. There are 6 high quality aluminium note bars on this chromatic half model which have a nice sustaining quality to the sound. The resonance box is made from 12mm thick solid pine and contains multiple resonance chambers which further enhances the sound quality. This chromatic half model is designed to be paired with the 49-SM1600
diatonic half which then gives you a fully chromatic instrument and gives the metallophone extra versatility.