Several new shipments of musical instruments have recently arrived at Gandharva Loka in Christchurch. These include a wide range of instruments from India, crystal singing bowls from America, tunable bodhrans and squeeze horns.
New Instruments from India
Gandharva Loka Christchurch has just received a long anticipated shipment from India. It takes about six months from when we place our order until when we receive the delivery as everything is hand-crafted and made to order. But good things are worth waiting for and Gandharva Loka now offers new tabla sets, shruti boxes, harmoniums, sitars, tanpura, dholaks, digital tabla and a number of small percussion instruments.
Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls
Imported from America, Gandharva Loka’s new range of chakra tuned crystal singing bowls are made of the highest quality (99.992% pure!) quartz crystal – making them incredibly resonant. The tones produced by these crystal singing bowls are not just heard by the ear, but also felt in the body. Certain tones have a positive affect on the subtle energy centres (chakras) and this makes the crystal singing bowls particularly conducive to healing, balancing and meditation.
More: Crystal Singing Bowls.
We are very proud to present the largest collection of mouth harps (aka jaw harps or Jew’s harps) available in New Zealand. If you do not know what mouth harps are, you must come in so we can introduce you to these wonderful little musical instruments. The diversity of mouth harps, with regards to sound, shape, craftsmanship and materials, is immense. Gandharva Loka has many different varieties including the Morsing mouth harp of Nepal and India, four Dan Moi mouth harps from Vietnam, the Kou Xiang – the three and four leaf variety – from China, and tuned high quality and more affordable mouth harps from Austria.
More: Mouth Harps.
A large shipment of quality tuneable bodhráns has also arrived and Gandharva Loka now stocks bodhráns ranging from 14” (35.56 cm) to 18” (45.72 cm) as well as two deep rim models. We also have a large range of custom tippers (also known as bones, beaters and cipins) that offer a wide variety of sounds.
These are a lot of fun! Whether you are a clown, a collector, want to be noticed on your bicycle or you just want to have fun, these are a must! We have many different models and some that are very loud indeed! Great for those important sporting events and a must-have for the 2011 Rugby World Cup!!
More: Squeeze Horns.
If you have enquiries about these or any of the other great instruments that we stock at Gandharva Loka in Christchurch, kindly contact us – we will be only too pleased to help you out.
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Thank you for your interest – we do look forward to serving you at Gandharva Loka.
Vajin and Prasasta.
Gandharva Loka, Christchurch.
Music knows no frontiers.
It is free all-where.
Its contribution to emotional integration,
Human and divine,
Can never be fathomed.
– Sri Chinmoy.
A selection of the new instruments can be viewed at The Gandharva Loka Gallery.