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The ‘Koshi’ chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Hand made at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, each chime is the result of meticulous craftsmanship.

Eight chords are welded with silver into the metal plate at the base of the resonance tube. Precise tuning creates a play of clear tones that is rich in overtones. The overtones of the shorter chords gradually dominate and become fundamentals, thus forming a circular tone range.

The use of bamboo veneer makes the Koshi chime much stronger than using natural bamboo. A true “resonance tube” of a high acoustic quality is made with thin layers of bamboo. This and a new tuning technique that was developed give the sound even more depth and enrich the harmonics.

 

The diameter of the tube is 6,3 cm and the height is 16,5 cm.

The Koshi chimes should be good for outdoors use, however, like all wooden objects, they must be regularly treated with a protective oil. I have to admit that for now, without time experience I can’t yet give any guarantee.

The sound of the chimes is most wonderful for children, but for security reasons they should not be given in the hands of children under three years old.

Care Tips

Bamboo chimes are very resilient, but should be brought in during extreme weather or harsh winters.  They can be wiped with a damp cloth to remove any build-up of dirt or mold.

 

Listen to the 4 Koshi Melodies:

Listen to the 4 Koshi melodies one by one, or try playing two, three or all four together and in different combinations. You will find that the four can be played harmoniously with each other.

All our handmade wind chimes are priced at £33.50 (+shipping)

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