Please review our Gong Purchasing Guide for helpful information on how to purchase a gong and what gong will fit your needs. The Chau Gong is one of the most classic designs for a gong seen around the world, with the curved lip, and bullseye finish. The Chau gong has a low fundamental note, and builds as you hit it harder to a shimmering crash. Depending on where you hit the gong, you will get a different sound, higher or lower, so there is a good amount of variety to each Chau gong. Chau gongs are made by gong masters in China. We personally recommend purchasing a 26" Chau gong or larger for the depth of tone. A great starting gong is a 30 to 32 inch Chau. This size typically provides a good amount of surface space to play on, and the depth of tone people are looking for.