You'd be hard-pressed to find a more feature-laden student marimba in this price range.
This Adams MSPVJ30 Soloist-Series Marimba offers the precision construction methods and great features found on Adams' Artist- and Concert-series instruments, as well as a number of features ideal for beginners and schools looking for a high-quality, wood-bar marimba at an extremely affordable price.
African Padouk wood bars offer an excellent alternative to rosewood, by producing a beautifully warm, woody sound at a much lower cost than rosewood. Adams was the first manufacturer to offer a truly high-quality, wood-bar student instrument. Unlike other student-model marimbas, all of the bars within the Soloist Series are graduated in width.
The Adams MSPVJ30 marimba is slightly narrower than the Concert Series bars, specifically designed to allow easier mallet spreads for beginning players.