This listing does not include a mallet.
Note: This Oetken Urania Gong is unique. Once it has sold, we won't get another exactly like it, but we will eventually get more Urania Gongs. Watch the video below to see and hear if this unique gong resonates with you.
Oetken 32" Urania Gong (#CUF527)
Each handmade Oetken Gong has its own individual range of tonality and feel, all while retaining the quality of the classic style. Although Broder Oetken is well known as one of the current gongmasters in the world, he says he is constantly developing, honing and perfecting his gongmaking process. Like his mentor, Walter Meyer, he intends to pass his knowledge to his apprentices to ensure that this rare handicraft continues.
In Greek mythology, Urania was one of the nine Muses, patron of astronomy. The name translates to "heavenly" and is sometimes used as another name for Aphrodite. It's also the name for a large asteroid in the main asteroid belt, discovered in 1854.