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Capuchin Percussion

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:05 pm



hi everyone,

A friend of mine directed me to a website called capuchinpercussion.com in my search for a marimba that I could possibly buy. Does anyone know anything about this company? A five octave rosewood marimba for $1500 seems almost too good to be true.
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Re: Capuchin Percussion

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:27 pm



The frame looks really cheap. If want to hear one live before buying one. It looks like they sell products to help fundraiser for other programs. I'm wondering what other corners they cut.
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Re: Capuchin Percussion

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:56 pm



Interesting, I've heard that this site is really good as well: http://www.planetmarimba.com/120flagship.asp

May not be as shiny as a brand new Musser or Yamaha or whatever, but I would think they get the job done. The practice marimba my university has is from them, I think.
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Re: cost and quality

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:50 am



I understand concerns about the cost and quality of the instrument.

Currently we charge $2,000 actually for our 5 Octave rosewood "practice" marimbas. They are without resonators.

They are at such a low cost because we are non profit organization with a mission to make instruments that are more affordable.

I assure you the frames are actually quite sturdy and are built with Red Oak.

We sell marimba key chains to fundraise towards instrument donations for schools and community music programs.

If you have any questions or concerns contact me capuchinpercussion@gmail.com

Our five ocatave instruments come with the ability to hold resonators and we have since updated all our frame designs. We will be updating our website over the next few months as our next round of production is being finished.

our website is capuchinpercussion.org

Check out our about us section for a little history on how we got started.


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