Burkina Faso diatonic balafon (12 keys)

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119 € the balafon

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A pair of mallets is included with each balafon.

Dimensions & materials

  • Minimum height : 13 to 15 cm
  • Maximum height : 18 to 20 cm
  • Length : 69 to 71 cm
  • Length of the smallest key : 27 to 29 cm
  • Length of the longest key : 41 to 43 cm
  • Weight : 4 to 6 kg

A product of African craftsmen (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso diatonic balafon 12 keys

The tuning of these 12 keys balafons is based on the C major diatonic scale (C - D - E - F - G - A - B).

Our 12 keys diatonic balafons are best for balafolas (balafon players) who appreciate the acoustic performance of a high-quality perfectly tuned instrument.

Our collection of balafon xylophones come from Burkina Faso, Mail and Guinea. They are created by craftsmen whose traditional skills have been passed down for generations from father to son.

The keys of these balafons are cut from wood from trees which have been dead for years, of which only the duramen (“heart wood”) remains. They are then treated by fire to remove all liquid or bacteriological substances, giving them sustained. warm sounds.


We advise you to use headphones for a better appreciation of the sound qualities of the instrument. Additional videos sent on request via the WhatsApp application.