Shanti Zaphir Chimes - Musical Instruments
the Joy to continue, and create this magic instrument with its rich and harmonic sound, inspired us
to innovate completely the fabrication of the well-known Shanti Chimes.
There are different tunings ; each instrument has a set of 8 metal cords of a different tone-lenght, which are welded with silver into a metal ring. After assembly of the instrument in the resonance-tube it's tuned again. This time by hand, in order to refine still the interaction of tones and overtones into a circular almost endless flow.
Through tight, spiral winding of thin mangled layers of long fiber celluloid, a very strong, thin and flexible resonance tube is obtained with the right acoustic qualities for the warm timbre and crystalline sound of the Zaphir Chime.