Kalimba

Kalimba

The kalimba is an African percussion instrument, based on the more archaic mbira. The kalimba is constructed from a hollow wooden box attached to metal tines. There is a hole in the top of the box in order to allow sound reverberation.

The kalimba is played by plucking the metal tines, hence the nickname, the "thumb piano." The plucking causes a resonance within the sound box. Each tine plays a different key; the number of tones that can be created depends upon the number of tines.

  • Thumb Piano Gecko Kalimba, Coconut Shell Thumb Piano Gecko Kalimba, Coconut Shell

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    Thumb Piano Gecko Kalimba, Coconut Shell

    MSRP: $34.00
    $14.06
    This coconut kalimba thumb piano features a gecko carving on a mahogany front plate. The shell of the instrument is an actual coconut that resonates quite well when the 7 metal keys are played. To adjust the sound, just tighten or loosen the two screws...
    X8-CT-KLB
    MSRP: $34.00
    $14.06
  • Star Kalimba Thumb Piano

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    Star Kalimba Thumb Piano

    MSRP: $45.00
    $18.34
    The traditional hardwood kalimba is big enough for accenting your favorite music, but small enough to take along when you travel. It's made from durable, renewable hardwood with seven tunable steel keys and a branded star and stripes design. Although...
    X8-WD-KLB
    MSRP: $45.00
    $18.34