Chromatic Kalimba

The new Chromatic Kalimba – a piano kalimba

I have been receiving regular requests for the chromatic kalimba over the years. Now, with the lasercutting technology I used for the Linear Kalimba, I have designed a chromatic kalimba that I can offer for a reasonable price.

chromatic kalimba 2019

chromatic kalimba 2019 version

  • 37 tones
  • 3 octaves chromatically, from G2 to G5
  • Notes are layed out like a piano keyboard and can be played with the fingers or thumbs
  • Size: 56 cm x 39 cm x 15 cm; weight is about 9.5 kg
  • Multiple resonance chambers
  • Floating soundboard for a clear sound level and bass response
  • Built-in pickups for amplification

 

The fourth batch of instruments is sold now. There has been some delay in finishing the next series, because I had to find a new supplier for some of the materials I use. But work is well under way and I hope to have the next 4 instruments finished by October 2019. There is a waiting list for this instrument.

The price of the chromatic kalimba is 962 Euro for customers in the European Union (this includes 21% sales tax). Shipping in the EU costs around 30 Euro. The price for customers outside of the EU is 914 USD plus about 68 USD shipping. For payments via PayPal, there is a 4,5% premium to cover their costs.

Please send me an email if you are interested in this instrument.

Here a recording of the acoustic sound:

And the sound of the built-in pickups on one of the new chromatic kalimbas:

chromatic kalimba

3 octaves range G2 – G5 on the chromatic kalimba

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