(Tile-o-phone, Tilaphone, Ceramaphone)

Mfg. by LAPR

Chromatic lithophone instrument made from porcelain and ceramic tiles. Loose tuning. Can be suspended for greater sustain or laid on foam for short sustain. (B3 tile not pictured).

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  • Tilephone demo

    A quick demo of LAPR’s tilephone. Note that sound can change widely depending on type of mallets used.

Please note: these are just examples, as playing technique and mallet/stick choices often have a great effect on the timbre.

These sound excerpts, to the best of our knowledge (unless otherwise noted), include this actual instrument from our collection. To hear the instrument yourself, or to let us know of any errors, please contact us.