This listing does not include a mallet.
Note: This gong is unique. The photo we used in an example of how these gongs usually look, but designs may vary. Once this gong has sold, we won't get another exactly like it, but we will eventually get more Oetken Synodic Moon Gongs. Listen to the video to see if it's for you and check back soon for more.
40" Synodic Moon Gong (#IGE558)
The Synodic Moon represents the period of time the Moon takes to orbit the Earth in relation to the relative position of the Sun (as opposed to the background stars. This period is 29.5 days. By getting in tune with this gong, you put yourself in sync, like a watch, to the relative cycles of the Earth, the moon and the Sun.
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.