Inspired by a blend of traditional and contemporary Asian aesthetics, this gong has a graceful, fluid design. A polished 10-inch brass gong hangs from sweeping arcs of ash wood, and produces a deep-throated harmonic ringing as it is rung by the round, rubber-edged striker. Secured with black nylon strands, the Emperor Gong is weather-resistant, measures 34-1/2 by 13 inches, and, in addition to providing calming wind-music, is useful for signaling the start of dinner or meditation. Musician Gary Kvistad founded Woodstock Chimes in 1979, and today the family-owned company produces a wide range of handcrafted, precision-tuned chimes. A one-year warranty covers the gong against defects. --Ann Bieri
Beautifully designed and crafted gift wind chimes, with a 6" lacquered brass gong rather than tubular bells, and Japanese Elm wood shards and ringer- ringer has a rubber ring gasket to make a soft, warm ring tone, ships in 48 hours, professionally packed and insured from our Massachusetts warehouse via FedEx, expedited delivery available.