G.F.I. has been producing Gerhard Finkenbeiner's patented quartz glass
armonicas for nearly 30 years. In honor of Mr. Finkenbeiner's legacy,
improvements continue to be added to the process in accordance with his
dreams of breathing new life into Franklin's musical invention. An
investment in a pure quartz instrument is an investment in the highest
quality armonica created to date.
The glass used to make the Finkenbeiner Glass Harmonicas is pure quartz
(fused silica) and contains no lead. Quartz is one of the most
fascinating materials available today. It is composed of greater than
ninety-nine percent pure silicon dioxide, producing the purest tones
available in glass. Natural quartz crystals are pulverized and purified
to create each cup in all of our instruments. Once these cups are hand
tuned to the proper note and the sharps are gold lustered, these
instruments require no professional maintenance for ten to fifteen
years and will never go out of tune.
Instruments are completely assembled with motor and speed control. All
instruments come with a self-instruction manual either in English or
German. Listed below is a set of pre selected ranges. If you have a
specific range in mind, let us know.
A sample of the enchanting sounds this unique instrument makes.
Glass Harmonica Prices start at $8,150.00
including shipping/travel case
*All of our instruments are custom made to your specifications*
Contact us for a current price list. for an exact quote on your new instrument!
Weight on instruments varies by size. Smaller instruments are approximately 35 pounds. The larger ones can reach 45 pounds. While in the case, two people are needed to carry the Glass Harmonica.
This harmonica pictured is a C5 to C7.
This is the largest harmonica we have ever built! It has fifty six hand blown quartz cups!
This harmonica pictured is an F-30 G. The note range is G4 to C7.
Black, foam lined travel cases come with straps that hold down the base panel of our instruments. Two locking and two padlock hasp locking side pieces, and two recessed end handles. Prices are based on size of instrument ordered.
Keyboard (88 key) diagrams provided to show the range of each instrument