Legendary marimbist Keiko Abe has been collaborating with Yamaha for over 40 years. The culmination of this alliance is embodied in the YM-6100 Concert Grand Marimba, a five-octave instrument that represents the ultimate in design, construction, and materials. This impressive marimba features carefully aged and specially selected Rosewood bars cut and tuned by hand, a beautifully crafted, sturdy frame, and exclusive pneumatic height adjustment system.
Only the most select, top-grade rosewood is used for the YM-6100. Yamaha has developed a unique tuning system to ensure accurate intonation and matched tone.
The unique compressed gas spring support system allows quick and easy height adjustment by a single person. This is especially useful in schools or ensembles where more than one musician will use the same instrument.
The resonators on the lower end are adjustable, allowing a well-focused and balanced tone when changes in temperature and humidity occur. You can adjust them quite easily as the resonafor tubes face outward allowing for easy access.
The lightweight frames are designed to make transport as easy as possible and can be quickly dismantled and reassembled.