An instrument of this complexity is only limited by one’s imagination […] It’s a highly intuitive instrument that will no doubt earn itself legions of fans - and with highly respected endorsers around the world (including Pete Lockett), the Garrahand’s reputation is spreading fast. Whether you play it un-amplified as a meditative cure to life’s pressures or push the boundaries with cutting-edge FX treatments, either on its own or as part of your set-up, the Garrahand will challenge preconceptions whilst being superb fun too.
— Rhythm magazine, UK, 10/10/2010. Rating: 4/5 stars
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This compact and portable instrument combines a clever design and unique sound for percussionist and music therapist alike. [...] A short slap or flick with the fingertips produces the purest of notes, as with a hand drum.
— Drummer magazine, UK, 9/15/2010
Federico Parra and Ary Lacanna have created one of the world’s most intriguing musical instruments, the Garrahand drum.
— Drum! Magazine, US, 12/11/2009

What is the Garrahand?


melodic, electro-acoustic percussion instrument that you can intuitively play with your hands.

lightweight drum you can connect with loopers and FX pedals through its patent-pending isolated microphone to create inimitable sounds.

Thanks to its proprietary tuning system and its 7 tongues (14 combining 2 drums) you can set up the Garrahand to virtually any scale and perform over any style of music.

Utilized by musicians performing with mega-stars like Sting, Shakira, Björk, and Peter Gabrielmore than 2000 units have been sold since 2007.

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New 2014 model

Easier tuning, more color

  • NEW: Red Wine and Purple colors.
  • NEW: easy access to the tuning mechanism - no screws to unmount.
  • Proprietary tuning mechanism. You can build almost any scale/mode you want within 2+ octaves of range.
  • Patent pending microphone technology captures only the pure sound of the tongues and isolates it from all other sources. Sounds great unplugged too!
  • XLR balanced and 1/4 jack unbalanced outputs - direct box circuitry included within the intrument.
  • Panasonic and Neutrik Japanese-made electronics.
  • Volume control.
  • Cymbal holder included: it can be held by any standard cymbal holder for use within a drum set.
  • Minimal size and weight.
  • Adjustable internal damper to modify the timbre of your instrument.
  • 2 year international limited-warranty

And...how does it sound?

...or see it in action

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