Deagan "Marimba-Xylophones"

Deagan Marimba-Xylophones are the result of a great many years of experimenting, and are as their name implies a combination of the Marimbaphone and Xylophone, and are the very latest improved and the finest toned instruments we have ever built, and same can be had in any range or scale up to and including six octaves chromatic.

Deagan Marimba-Xylophones are made of our famous Nagaed wood bars which are permanently mounted upon frames in connection with our patented resonators, the whole being mounted on a substantial steel tube floor rack.

The Marimba-Xylophone has the largest range of any instrument of the Marimba or Xylophone type and has a tone superior to that of an ordinary Marimba or of an ordinary Xylophone as any effect can be had on the Marimba-Xylophone from that of a piccolo Xylophone to that of a grand pipe organ and for those who desire nothing but the best, we cannot suggest a better instrument.

The Deagan Marimba-Xylophone is [...] more powerful in tone than the regular Deagan Nagaed Marimbaphones and the tone is very [...] flexible as well.

The tone on the lower register can be [...] compared with that of a tympany so far as [...] tone is concerned but is more musical in quality.

Source: Deagan Catalog G
[...] indicates where source copy was damaged and/or unreadable.

Deagan "Marimba-Xylophones" With Resonators
Mounted on Floor Racks

Instrument Model Number Octaves & Range Bar Size Date Built Tuning
Marimba-Xylophone46042.5 C-F1 5/8x5/8 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47042.5 C-F1 5/8x5/8 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46063 C-C1 5/8x5/8 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47063 C-C1 5/8x5/8 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46083 F-F1 5/8x5/8 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47083 F-F1 5/8x5/8 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46103.5 F-C1 5/8x5/8 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47103.5 F-C1 5/8x5/8 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46123.5 C-G1 5/8x5/8 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47123.5 C-G1 5/8x5/8 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46144 C-C1 5/8x5/8 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47144 C-C1 5/8x5/8 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46164.5 C-F1 5/8x5/8 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47164.5 C-F1 5/8x5/8 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46203 F-F2x15/16 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47203 F-F2x15/16 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46223.5 F-C2x15/16 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47223.5 F-C2x15/16 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46244 C-C2x15/16 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47244 C-C2x15/16 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46264.5 C-F2x15/16 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47264.5 C-F2x15/16 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46285 G-G*2x15/161910-1914High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47285 G-G*2x15/161910-1914Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46305.5 F-C2x15/16 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47305.5 F-C2x15/16 Low Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone46326 E-E2x15/16 High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47326 E-E2x15/16 Low Pitch

* Deagan Catalog G indicates the range of Deagan models 4628 & 4728 marimba-xylophones as being 5 octaves G-G while the instrument in the catalog photo has an F-F range. The disparity is due to the original G-G range (1910-1914) and the subsequent F-F range (1914-1924).

Instrument Model Number Octaves & Range Bar Size Date Built Tuning
Marimba-Xylophone46285 F-F2x15/161914-1924High Pitch
Marimba-Xylophone47285 F-F2x15/161914-1924Low Pitch

* An excellent article written by Bob Becker on marimba-xylophones, also referred to as xylo-marimbas or xylorimbas.