Kalimbas & Thumbpianos
   


African Thumb Piano Round Gourd body, 5 spring steel notes, 6-7 diameter, crude craftsmanship, made in Ghana. PER015   $40.00  

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Coconut Kalimba The Toco Percussion kalimba is made from a coconut shell and allows 7 notes. The soundboard is etched with two dancing, fun loving lizards. T-CK   $23.75  

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Thumb Piano, Large with Rounded Back Rosewood and Lacewood thumb piano, 5" x 7", 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back.  It has a rounded back.

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, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover the vibrato holes with your fingers. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs. As you play you can un-cover and cover the vibrato holes as you like. Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference. The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch. These are not pretuned. THMR   $53.11  

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Box Kalimba Great sounding small (3" x 5") box shaped kalimbas. Made of red cedar, with a one octave range. Nice "take it with you" instrument!

These American made kalimbas are beautiful both in appearance and sound. Made of cedar wood and featuring a resonating chamber for extra sound and sustain. Key of C, diatonic, 8 notes. Includes a song book.

Sound Sample THU006   $38.00  


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Cedar Board Kalimba Beautiful, small (6-3/4" x 3") kalimba. A nice sound with a one octave range. They feel wonderful to the touch.

These American made kalimbas are beautiful both in appearance and sound. Made of cedar wood. Diatonic tuned (8 notes) in the key of C. Includes a song book.

Sound Sample THU007   $28.00  


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Double Bridge Thumb Piano Doubled bridge, gourd body, 2 octave, C,A,F,D,C,E,G.B. Padouk face, spring steel keys. THU009   $90.00  

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2 Octave Thumb Piano Gourd body, 2 octave, C,A,F,D,C,E,G.B. Padouk face, spring steel keys. THU010   $90.00  

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Thumb Piano, Large Rosewood thumb piano, 5 inches x 7 inches, 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. 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, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover the vibrato holes with your fingers. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs. As you play you can un-cover and cover the vibrato holes as you like. Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference. Specific tuning of a thumb piano is only an issue when two instruments are played together; then they should generally agree in tuning. Otherwise, the tuning is subjective and should only be pleasing to the player. The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch.
These are not finely tuned when shipped as our more expensive instruments. THU019R   $43.61  

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African Karimba The African-tuned karimba is a close cousin to the mbira and is the most traditional Hugh Tracey kalimba. Two rows of tines, ranging from A-1 to A+1, slightly flat 3rds, 6ths, and 7ths.

Sound Sample THU021   $145.00  

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African Karimba with Pickup The African-tuned karimba is a close cousin to the mbira and is the most traditional Hugh Tracey kalimba. Two rows of tines, ranging from A-1 to A+1, slightly flat 3rds, 6ths, and 7ths, with a built-in piezo-electric pickup and 1/4 inch jack.

Sound Sample THU021E   $167.00  

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Half Shell Kettle Gourd Kalimba A nice resonant sound with a one octave range. They feel wonderful to the touch.

These American made kalimbas are beautiful both in appearance and sound. Made of a gourd with wood top. Diatonic tuned (8 notes) in the key of C.

Sound Sample THU022   $42.00  


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Small Thumbdrum Originating in Africa, the Thumbdrum has made its way throughout the world. Known also as sansa, kalimba, and thumb piano, the thumbdrum is played by plucking the tines, or keys with thumbs or fingers. The resonators are made of acoustically selected hard shell gourds; the tines or keys are tempered spring steel, hand cut and rounded. The thumbdrum is a great percussionist's instrument, sturdy enough for (most) children, and perfect for all kinds of musical fun. Diatonic scale (CDEFGABC). These instruments are retunable to different scales within their range. 
Small These American made kalimbas are beautiful both in appearance and sound. The natural gourd creates a nice resonance to the instrument. Diatonic tuned in the key of C. (8 Notes) Size, color, and shape will vary. Includes a song book.

Sound Sample THU001   $42.00  

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Large Thumbdrum Originating in Africa, the Thumbdrum has made its way throughout the world. Known also as sansa, kalimba, and thumb piano, the thumbdrum is played by plucking the tines, or keys with thumbs or fingers. The resonators are made of acoustically selected hard shell gourds; the tines or keys are tempered spring steel, hand cut and rounded. The thumbdrum is a great percussionist's instrument, sturdy enough for (most) children, and perfect for all kinds of musical fun. Diatonic scale (CDEFGABC). These instruments are retunable to different scales within their range. 
Large These American made kalimbas are beautiful both in appearance and sound. The natural gourd creates a nice resonance to the instrument. Diatonic tuned in the key of C. (8 Notes) Size, color, and shape will vary. Includes a song book.

Sound Sample THU002   $65.00  

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Playing the African Mbira - Kalimba by Carol Burt-Beck. Complete instruction book with tuning, technique, repair, repertoire, more. Written for a 15-note thumb piano in G BOO101   $4.95  

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African Thumb Piano Round Gourd body, 5 spring steel notes, 6"-7" diameter, crude craftsmanship, made in Ghana. PER015   $40.00  

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Treble Kalimba The 17 note Hugh Tracey Treble Kalimba, tuned diatonically in the key of G from B-1 to D+2. Mounted on a smaller resonant box made of native African kiaat wood, perfect for smaller hands.

Sound Sample THU003   $142.00  

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Treble Kalimba with Pickup The 17 note Hugh Tracey Treble Kalimba, tuned diatonically in the key of G from B-1 to D+2. Mounted on a smaller resonant box made of native African kiaat wood, perfect for smaller hands. Treble with a built-in piezo-electric pickup and 1/4 inch jack.

Sound Sample THU003E   $154.00  

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Alto Kalimba The classic 15 note, two octave Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba. Tuned diatonically in the key of G, the range is G-1 to G+1. Mounted on a resonant box made of native African kiaat wood.

Sound Sample THU004   $155.00  

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Alto Kalimba with Pickup The classic 15 note, two octave Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba. Tuned diatonically in the key of G, the range is G-1 to G+1. Mounted on a resonant box made of native African kiaat wood, with a built-in piezo-electric pickup and 1/4 inch jack.

Sound Sample THU004E   $167.00  

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Thumb Piano Mini 3 Inch x 2-1/4 Inch Wide Tanzania Simple board kalimba with metal tubes addes. Can be tuned by moving the tines.

Sound Sample PER513   $18.00  

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