1950 -1960's Era
BRAND: J.C. Deagan Pro Xylophone
DESCRIPTION: – Klyposerus Wood (Honduran Rosewood) – 3.5 Octave (F-C Low Pitch)
MODEL: 870 Professional
YEAR: 1950’s – 1960’s Era
INCLUDES: Stand & Mallets
**Yamaha owns patent now and this is comparable to their YX-500R/F that go new for $4500-$6500**
The J.C. Deagan company was founded in the late 1800s by John Calhoun Deagan in Saint Louis, Missouri and later moved to Chicago, IL. They built a variety of percussion instruments, including many novelty percussion instruments.
"Nagaed" (Deagan spelled backwards), was used to identify Honduras rosewood meticulously selected for uniform resin density, quarter-sawed grain, color, and overall perfection for tone bars of superior grade models of xylophones, marimba-xylophones, marimbas, and marimbaphones.
Klyposerus was a dark red-brown cream-streaked rosewood identified as Caribbean cocobolo wood, used only for Deagan professional xylophones for its bright sound and extreme durability.