Woodstock Chimes DCB22 The Original Guaranteed Musically Tuned Polaris Chime, Bronze
Named for the North Star, which marks Earth's celestial north pole. Part of three different constellations, Polaris is the end of the handle in The Little Dipper, part of Ursa Minor (the smaller bear), and it's the "jewel" in a semicircle of stars that make up a constellation called "The Engagement Ring". Because Polaris appears to be motionless, it is used in navigation and is associated with a steadfast nature. This wind chime is designed and handcrafted for superior musical performance. It is hand-tuned to a universal, pentatonic (five-note) scale and acts in concert with the wind to create random patterns of wonderful sound. Harmonizes beautifully with all the other Encore Collection windchimes. In 1979, Grammy Award-winning musician and instrument designer Garry Kvistad created the first Woodstock Chime from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. Fascinated by the Scale of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano, Garry cut and tuned the lawn chair tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting Chimes of Olympos was the first Woodstock Chime and is still one of our best selling, musically-tuned windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane still develop the chimes today as part of their family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley. Woodstock Chimes - The World's Favorite Windchime.