This listing does not include a mallet.
Note: This 32" Melpomene Gong is unique. Once it has sold, we won't get another one exactly like it, but we will eventually get more Melpomene Gongs. Review the video below to see and hear if this unique gong resonates with you.
32" Melpomene Gong (#XOW180)
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, Melpomene was one of the nine Muses. She inspired tragedy and was the master of the Lyre. It is also the name for a large, bright asteroid in the main asteroid belt, discovered in 1852.