The Manta Ray has a magical sound. It has an elegant anodized aluminum metallophone with a Powder Coated steel frame. The individual chime tubes are suspended by nylon coated stainless steel cable. The chimes on the two sides are repeated and it has four mallets, making it a great instrument for two people to play together. The range is two octaves and a fifth, the scale is C major. Playing this instrument is a delight.