Vista Pan Double Guitar


Double Guitar
Double Guitars provide much of the “strumming”, which is regarded as the main syncopation and rhythm of a steel band. They are perfectly suited to playing the underlining chords that support the melody and harmony of the upper pan instruments. The range starts from about an octave below middle C and runs for a little more than an octave and a half. Pictured below is our note pattern for the Double Guitars. You may also order a custom pattern.

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Vista Pan double guitar design diagram


VistaPans are available in the following finishes

Hi-Gloss Chrome Finish

The hi-gloss chrome produces a  thicker fuller tone and warmth while providing a spectacular mirror like finish. A fully professional instrument with extra care taken to ensure consistency and balance in tuning.



Standard Chrome Finish

 Chrome pans produce slightly more resonance in the lower notes than the hi-gloss black. When compared to a painted pan, chrome pans have a fuller, brighter tone due to the fact that paint often restricts the free vibration of higher notes and causes a somewhat more “clunky” sound. After the chroming process, the master tuner must retune the entire instrument and the more time spent tuning, the better the tone.


Hi-Gloss Black Finish

Chrome is a classic look for a pan, but the high gloss black is a more quality consistent finish. Many people find it more appealing to the eye than the chrome pan. Hi-Gloss Black is a new thicker material that adheres to the metal much like a chrome giving it a sound very close to a chrome pan resulting in a more brilliant resonance.