The Yamaha YG1210 Glockenspiel is a tuned percussion instrument made up of high carbon steel bars. The steel material is treated with a special tempering process that produces a pure tone. The instruments full F57 – C88 range satisfies repertoire requirements. Sounds are controlled by striking the steel bars with a mallet. The frame is compact which is great for a travelling musician who already has a lot of equipment and little space left over in their transportation. The compact size also benefits rehearsal settings.