Cedar Board Kalimba

By Mountain Melodies

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The Mountain Melodies thumb-harp is elegantly designed and crafted in the United States from polished cedar. With the included songbook and its intuitive design, you will be playing and experimenting with your own music in no time.

  • Made in the USA: Georgia
  • Materials: Cedar, metal
  • Care: Wipe with damp cloth
  • Sturdy enough for children and simple to play—great for experimentation with music
  • Following the 8 note play by number system makes it easy to learn to play
  • Each piece is handcrafted with the highest standard of quality and care
  • Played by plucking the tines (keys) with thumbs or fingers
  • "Kalimba" means "little music"
  • Marimba-like sound
  • Comes with a songbook appropriate for fun at all ages
  • Scale: High diatonic
  • Dimensions: 6" x 3" x 1"
  • Weight: 0.44 lb.

132 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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7/9/2018 by Amy

I bought this for our son last Christmas and our other son was very interested in it as well. They were on backorder and just received the one we ordered for the other son's birthday. They are entertaining and a fun thing to play with while sitting around. Great item!More > < Less


Very nice sound and nice quality instrument

5/15/2018 by Nancy

Was very pleasantly surprised at the high quality and pitch of this instrument. It also comes with a music "booklet" with several songs that are readily playable with the tune codes. I love unique musical instruments and this is definitely one that is a keeper. The pitch is very nice and spot on.More > < Less


Great gift

5/15/2018 by jeri

Gave as a gift and they loved it


love this beautiful instrument

4/8/2018 by Elaine

it was present for my 6 year old grandson and he loves it


Beautiful sound and easy to learn

3/11/2018 by Christine

Excellent quality and a simple instrument. I’d buy another if I can find a pentatonic tuning.

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Mountain Melodies - Kalimba

About Mountain Melodies

Handcrafted Music

Mountain Melodies gives the gift of music to everyone—without the need to read notes. Crafted by husband and wife team Paul and Sue Bergstrom, each Mountain Melodies thumb harp is handmade in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains out of beautifully polished cedar. Paul and Sue have a vision to provide "music made simple for all ages," and the thumb harp does just that.

The thumb harp, or "kalimba," originated in Africa, but its unique sound and easy-to-play design have made it loved worldwide. Eight numbered keys let you play the entire C scale simply by alternating your thumbs. The sound is reminiscent of an understated xylophone, giving off a clear, sweet chime that is pleasantly soft.

An included songbook guides you to playing traditional melodies by the numbers found on the kalimba. It’s simple and fun, allowing anyone to pick up this elegantly designed instrument and make music.