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P524 Concert Marimba Building Guide Completed

By Jim McCarthy | November 26, 2009

professional five octave concert marimba DIY with building guide

Hi all! – well the day has come at last – finally the building guide and all the instructional videos for this P524 marimba, are finished and now available to all.

Get the Building Guide HERE

Everything you need to build this exact instrument, or a marimba with any range from five to four octaves. All the information required for even a complete beginner to build a profesional concert marimba that sounds every bit as good as a commercial model – or even better. The guide is over 170 jam packed pages with over 800 photographs and diagrams. There are five videos included with almost two hours of content showing all the details of bar tuning techniques.

To find out detailed information about the guide, go HERE.

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7 Responses to “P524 Concert Marimba Building Guide Completed”

  1. Bill Jones Says:
    January 16th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    just a quick not to see that you are still in business and are still providing building instructions for the P524 Marimba.

  2. Jim McCarthy Says:
    January 16th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Sure thing Bill. Most definitely the P524 is still available and the number one best selling building guide. It is also the most comprehensive. Hope to hear from you soon and answer any questions you might have.
    Jim

  3. Brent Says:
    May 8th, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Jim, is this built at a standard height? Can the height be made adjustable?
    My son and I are seriously thinking about building this one this summer.
    Thanks

  4. Jim McCarthy Says:
    May 22nd, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Hi there Brent – short answer is yes. Absolutely. Actually you can build it at any height you like – the one suggested is pretty standard and in line with most commercial instruments, but you can very easily make it any height you like and that is made clear in the guide.
    All the best and good luck with your building!

  5. Brent Says:
    June 27th, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Wow. What a diff the right equipment makes. We cut all the bars in about an hour and a half. Very clean cuts. I’d post a pic but don’t know how. lol I over bought on the wood, but may need some in case we mess up tuning some of the bars.
    Matt even made up our tuning box. Next step will be some sanding and tuning.

  6. Brent Says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Well, after postponing this project, we are back on. Almost a year later. But life took precedent this past year. Tuning begins.

  7. Brent Says:
    June 10th, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Still tuning. Man, a ton of saw dust. I picked up a table top belt sander that helps alot for removing excess padouk.

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