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.

  • Rosewood Kalimba Thumb Piano

    DOBANI

    Rosewood Kalimba Thumb Piano

    MSRP: $39.90
    $31.82
    This Kalimba is constructed of Rosewood with 8 steel keys. Dimensions are 3" x 5". The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira or likembe. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play,...
    THMS
    MSRP: $39.90
    $31.82
  • Kalimba Thumb Piano, Large 17 Keys Kalimba Thumb Piano, Large 17 Keys

    DOBANI

    Kalimba Thumb Piano, Large 17 Keys

    MSRP: $53.90
    $42.99
    Create beautiful melodies with this large Kalimba Thumb Piano made of Rosewood featuring 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes in the back. Instrument dimensions are 5" x 7". The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira or likembe...
    THMP
    MSRP: $53.90
    $42.99