Here you will find cheap vibraphones for sale, which is a big deal because they are usually very expensive.
Arnold Bennett—an English novelist—once said, “Its language is a language which the soul understands, but which the soul can never translate.”
A vibraphone is a fun instrument to choose and learn to play. You can find cheap vibraphones for sale without compromising the standards of quality you expect if you understand how to shop.
Vibraphones have a standard range of three octaves, F3 to F6. You can purchase a narrow bar or wide bar model. A wide bar is better if you want a more resonating sound. Purchasing a model made of silver or gold is a matter of preference; it will not have a drastic effect on sound quality.
Models made of silver are generally cheaper than gold models, making them more preferable for student players. Purchasing a heavy duty frame will cost a bit extra, but be well worth the extra cost for durability.
Finding cheap vibraphones for sale can be as simple as choosing a used model over a brand new version. Many individuals have reported finding a quality vibraphone on websites for a few thousand dollars.
The best brands include: Adams, Bergerault, Dynasty, Grover, Innovative Percussion, Ludwig, Majestic, Malletech, Marcon, Musser, Nap, Pear, Pro Mark, Vibrawell, and Yamaha. Purchasing a brand new model can run anywhere from several hundred dollars to well over $6,000.
Vibraphones by Adams offer the best value on the market for a brand new quality model. You can purchase direct from the manufacturer for about $2,500 to $3,500. A staple household name many students gravitate toward is Yamaha.
Purchasing a Yamaha local from a music store has advantages, including a warranty. Always check the contents of your purchase to see if a stand is included or not. Purchasing a separate frame is optimal because you can ensure it is a heavy duty frame.
Used models can be purchased for less than $1,000 if you can find one, but they are far and few between. These are great models for beginners and you can often resell them later when you feel an upgrade is warranted.
Remember: you can find a bargain on a student, intermediate, or professional oboe; cheap vibraphones for sale can be found locally or online. Now you can get a vibraphone at a great price and enjoy it for years to come.