The celesta // or celeste // is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard. It looks similar to an upright piano (four- or five-octave), or a large wooden music box (three-octave). The keys connect to hammers that strike a graduated set of metal plates suspended over wooden resonators.The three-octave instruments do not have a pedal because of their small "table-top" design. One of the best-known works that uses the celesta is Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker.
The sound of the celesta is similar to that of the glockenspiel, but with a much softer and more subtle timbre. This quality gave the instrument its name, celeste meaning "heavenly" in French.
Jenco Celeste Celesta 3 octave chime piano
This JenCo celestette is in good functional condition, good cosmetic condition. Celeste or celesta, this Jenco has not been refurbished and plays good with some keys striking a sharper tone, others more muted, though ALL are working and sound amazing, and is one cool looking vintage instrument. It also has a handle on the front, for built-in transport, and weighs about 40 lbs.