Sad news is that my mentor and the designer of the Marimba Lumina passed away this past September at the age of 79. But the Marimba Lumina is very much alive. (See the "About" page for more info about Don and the history of the Marimba Lumina and donbuchla.com for memorial links.)
Marimba Lumina 3.5's can still be ordered! (All new models will come with the quicksilver adapter already installed.)
To guarantee your place in line, you may put down a fully-refundable 50% deposit toward another build of a Marimba Lumina 3.5.
Marimba Lumina 2.5's are not currently in production or in-stock. Future plans for the 2.5 are being considered though.
New videos are uploaded with Lumina performance/demo examples on www.youtube.com/user/jjdavel
Marimba Lumina 3.5's updated pricing of $3999 includes the CPU upgrade, memory card, and newer power supply.
Mallets are $300 for the set of four with a new Lumina, or $350 per set when purchased separately and $89 each when purchased individually.
Shipping is cost plus $50 handling. Instruments may also be picked up directly in Northern California. (Instruments must be paid for before shipping. Financing is not available.)
One free lesson on the Lumina is provided with Lumina purchase in person or via Skype.
Who can service my Marimba Lumina?
Joel has successfully serviced every Marimba Lumina or Marimba Lumina mallet he has seen. For many years Joel was the right-hand technician for Don Buchla on repairs and assembly for his controllers. For service or for new instruments contact joel (at) absolutedeviation.com
where is the marimba lumina being played?
You can follow Jon Fishman of Phish who has been touring with a Marimba Lumina from Absolute Deviation.
Lukas Ligeti performs solos and tours with his group Burkina Electric. Lukas has traveled throughout Africa with his Marimba Lumina.