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 a 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.