The Gong maker has an intensive intuitive conception of the sound (highs – lows – character – color –expression – impression); a goal therefore, an intent to fulfill this conception. The outer appearance of the Gong is a result of the kind of work necessary to achieve the particular sound expression aimed for.
Each hammer blow is etched irretrievably into the metal and shapes the sound until its completion with the last four or five well placed blows. Three hammer blows could be too little to achieve the goal, while the sixth may overshoot it forever. This decision rests with the gong maker for each individual Gong. He achieves his craft and experience through years, guided by the master and counseled be the elder master. This process has been packed by our company’s philosophy for almost a century, and we continue to cultivate the age old tradition of gong making in the 21st century.