Vista Pan triple cello


Triple Cello/Guitar
Triple Cellos or Triple Guitars comprise three barrels, each with a minor third intervallic note relationship (diminished arpeggio). This provides for a range starting a little more than an octave below middle C and running chromatically for just over two octaves. They have a warm, rich sound and in addition to chording or “strumming”, they are useful for underlying arpeggios and deeper counter melodies. They can be described as the “lead” of the lower register pans. The terms guitar and cello are many times used interchangeably, but often the Triple Cello is thought of as having a longer skirt with the deepest sound while the Triple Guitar is the same instrument with a somewhat shorter skirt and a punchier sound. Pictured below are note diagrams for the Triple Cello/Guitar and also for the Four Cello (call for pricing). As always, custom tuning configurations are available.

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Vista Pan triple cello diagram


Vista Pan four cello 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.