Welcome to the world of Jacob’s Musical Chimes! Musical instrument maker Jacob
Sokoloff has been making his precision tuned wind chimes for close to 30 years.
Best known for his hugely popular Car Charms (often just called “car chimes”),
Jacob’s first chimes were the “Traditional” series (including the best selling
Waterfall, the Cascade, the Whisper, the Cathedral, the Grandfather and the
Desk Chimes). These wood and metal wind chimes make peaceful and relaxing music
in the wind, are 100% weather proof and lifetime guaranteed.
In 1998 Jacob’s Musical Chimes introduced its first “miniature” windchimes,
made of solid aluminum pipes hung from whimsical shapes such as hummingbirds,
cats, dragonflies, fairies, butterflies, angels and many more (the hummingbird
wind chimes, dragonfly wind chimes and fairy wind chimes remain the most
popular). These affordable windchimes also made beautiful music, and Jacob’s
customers loved them. The series currently includes the Little Piper, the Magnet
Windchimes, an 18" plant stake chime called the Plant Adorn-a-ment, a 31" plant stake chime called
the Cantabell Gardenstake, the Necklace Chimes and of course the
best selling Car Charms.
In 2006 the company withdrew from the wholesale market to focus on its retail
store in Long Beach, California. Happily, the store is now well established and
popular among locals and tourists alike. Starting in 2008 Jacob's Musical
Chimes proudly made Jacob’s Car Charms available once again to retailers
throughout the world.
This re-introduction was so successful that in June 2009 Jacob's
made four more of its most popular chime lines available: Magnetic Adorn-a-ments,
Little Piper Chimes, Cantabell Gardenstakes and
Musical Necklace Chimes; soon to be followed by the Plant Adorn-a-ment Chimes.
In 2012 Jacob proudly introduced his Silhouette Chimes series, featuring sleek black images with four very vocal pipes.
And of course, Jacob’s full line of tuned wind
chimes is still available through Fern's Garden, the company's on-line retail store. Because the
larger "Traditional" series
is no longer available from retailers, Fern's Garden is the only place to obtain them.
In May 2012, award winning documentary filmmaker Charles Tentindo made a 5-minute mini documentary about Jacob and his chimes. We are delighted to feature this
fascinating video, called Jacob the Chime Maker," on our web site.