Glockenspiels and xylophones are a great way to introduce rhythm and co-ordination skills to children. Both the glockenspiel and xylophone share a piano style layout, the main difference is the type of keys. A glockenspiel has metal keys producing a higher tone and a xylophone has wooden keys. This 27 key red glockenspiel is a fully functioning instrument - perfect for a childrens gift or beginner to experts musicans! Metals keys are attached to a plastic base, and can be removed and replaced with ease. Spare parts are included such as foam for under keys and dowels to hold keys in place. Lovely bright tone!