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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Simply awesome!

2/19/2018 by Holly

I got this for my son for Scout campouts. Since someone always bring a guitar. My son loves music and likes being able to contribute. No he easily can!More > < Less


Unique gift for hard to buy for people

12/28/2017 by Deborah

Got this for my niece who is a musician. Thought this was quite unique and she loved it.


Family fun

12/11/2017 by Janet

My son and grandson are enjoying the thumbpiano.


Such a delightful beautiful sound!

12/3/2017 by Rachael

Find this hand held instrument to be just what I needed for travel in a small RV.
Thank you!


peaceful creativity

10/19/2017 by Ken

I play multiple instruments very 'averagely' for the most part. This is fun and calming, easy to put together complementary tones. I find I am writing melodies to apply to guitar and bass as I walk around playing it.
Well done!
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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.