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Marimbas Artist Classic

For the most innovative series of marimbas available on the market today, you need to look no further than Adams. Artist Classic marimbas, with their beautifully stained wood rails and end pieces are manufactured with the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality materials to meet and exceed the demands of today's top marimba virtuosos. Only hand selected exquisite Rosewood is used to create these outstanding instruments and ensures that ever Artist Classic Marimba we produce provides the rich tone and projection that has become synonymous with marimbas bearing the Adams name.


Adams Artist Classic Artist Classic

Since the inception of Adams marimba production, intonation and clarity of pitch have been paramount considerations. Adams is the only company producing bars meticulously precision tuned though an incredible sixth overtone using a specially designed proprietary computer assisted method. Each bar is hand tuned and adjusted by skilled craftsmen using this proprietary method. This exclusive tuning process gives our Robert Van Sice Artist Model Marimbas the most stable pitch and evenness of sound available and allows Adams complete control over all aspects of the marimba’s sound.

Artist Classic
Artist Resonators

The resonators found on all Artist Series Marimbas are structurally welded for the utmost in strength and isolation from mechanical noises. Each tube is carefully designed to amplify the fundamental note and give you maximum volume, sustain and clarity. Lower register resonators are tunable and each resonator system is mounted on a rubber isolation system to ensure the maximum resonance and eliminate all possible mechanical noise.

Artist Voyager Frame

Our patented Voyager frame is far and away today’s most flexible and transportable frame offering a height adjustment system second to none. A quick turn of a handle effortlessly adjusts the height and angle of both ends of the instrument to the player’s preference.

Artist Frame

Artist Classic Series frame design also allows a player to easily upgrade from a 4.3 octave to a 5.0 octave range, without having to buy a completely new instrument. By purchasing the appropriate conversion kit, you can begin with a 4.3 octave instrument and later expand to 5.0 octave instrument. If you begin with a 5.0 octave instrument, you can purchase a kit to convert it to a 4.3 octave instrument when the extended range is not required. You only have to take the instrument you need to each job.

The Adams Artist Classic Marimbas are available in 4.3, 5.0, and 5.5 octave ranges. Each instrument comes equipped with a protective short drop cover and a set of four mallets.


Classic French Oak rails and end caps and the Voyager height adjustment system make these marimbas beautiful to see and hear. No other marimba on the market is as easy to transport as the Adams Voyager Concert frame. Our Patented Voyager height adjustment system is an elegant design that allows for quick, precise adjustments

Artist Frame
Artist Frame
Artist Frame
Model Number Description Range Length Low End High End Height Adj. Weight
MAHC55 5.0 Octave Artist Marimba (Special Order Only) C2 - G7 106” 41” 15.7” 34.7” - 42.5” 198 lbs.
MAHC50 5.0 Octave Artist Classic Marimba C2 - C7 100” 41” 15.7” 34.7” - 42.5” 198 lbs.
MAHC43 4.3 Octave Artist Classic Marimba A2 - C7 83.8” 35.4” 15.7” 34.7” - 42.5” 141 lbs.


Honduras Rosewood Bars

Model Number Description Tuning Range Bar Width
MAHC55 5.5 Octave Artist Classic Marimba (Special Order Only) A=442 Hz. C2 - G7 2.8" – 1.6”
MAHC50 5.0 Octave Artist Classic Marimba A=442 Hz. C2 - C7 2.8" – 1.6”
MAHC43 4.3 Octave Artist Classic Marimba A=442 Hz. A2 - C7 2.6” – 1.6"

Adams Marimbas Artist Classic Conversion MAHC-AC
Adams Marimbas Artist Classic Conversion MAHC-CA

Conversion Kits

Model Number Description
MAHC-AC Artist Classic A to C (includes bars, resonator extensions, rails, end cap, & support bar)
MAHC-CA Artist Classic C to A (includes rails, end cap, and support bar)


Soft Gig Bag Sets

Model Number Description
CSAB50 5.0 Artist Marimba Bag Set - 11 pcs
CSAB43 4.3 Artist Marimba Bag Set - 9 pcs

Soft Gig Bag Sets

Short Nylon Drop Covers

Model Number Description
MACV50 5.0 low C Artist Short Cover
MACV43 4.3 low A Artist Short Cover

Short Nylon Drop Covers

Replacement Cord

Model Number Description
CD-570 5.0 Octave Marimba Bar Cord and Tension Springs, full set
CD-470 4.3 Octave Marimba Bar Cord and Tension Springs, full set


Adams Products are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Mallets bar sets are entitled to one (1 ) free tuning during the the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Individual bars may be exchanged as often as necessary during the period of one (1) year the date of original purchase. For Rosewood and Padouk bars, Adams highly recommends waiting for nine (9) months from the date of original purchase before exchanging or tuning the bars to allow them to acclimate to your environment.


This Warranty Does Not Cover
This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance.  Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following:  a.)  Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original.  b.)  Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation.  c.)  Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed.  d.)  Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity.  e.)  Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use.  Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes. 

The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.

Owner’s Responsibility
It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place.  Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.

To Obtain Warranty Service
Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased.  Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department.  This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused.  Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt.  All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.  Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty.  Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.

Warranty Limitations
This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to stat