Here’s a fun fact about glockenspiels, while many instruments are often considered kids toys (think of the harmonica or the
The word glockenspiel actually literally means “toy”, and more specifically “toy bells.
And the truth is, when we think of a glockenspiel, most of us picture this colorful plastic — and diatonic — instrument made for children.
And while there are absolutely models marketed for kids, there are also glockenspiels made for adults and dedicated players…
Essentially, these more “serious” models are generally made of high grade materials, like wood.
Finally, there are also professional models, with features such as sustain and/or damping pedals.
So whether you are looking for an introduction to the struck idiophone instrument family…
Or you are just obsessed with the glockenspiel’s sound…
You’ve come to the right place as I have compiled for today’s article a list of the 6 Best Glockenspiels currently available on the market.
Sounds good? Then let’s start.