Yes, a gong mallet comes with this gong.
This is a version of the 22" Chau Gong, the classic bullseye design, however what we asked our gong makers to do was NOT lathe it.
There are several reasons for this. And several effects sonically and energetically.
By not polishing off the iron oxide, the gongmakers make sure that the gong is solid and mellifluous coming out of the oven. These gongs need to look good and sound good as their basic level.
Also, without polishing the gong, we get less of a forced pitch or crash, and more of a spectrum of tones that are organic to the bronze.
However, you don't have to be beholden to the organic sound of the Mother Tesla and fear altering it all.
The Mother Tesla is a gong that is great for meditation and healing, as it holds a nice deep tone.
We created this gong also because it a great gong to engrave. Your image will be tan-brown and highlighted within the black.