Perhaps our favorite kalimba: beautifully finished and the perfect sound!
- The best of the best in build quality and sound?
- Seriously picking up the kalimba, and do you plan to keep playing kalimba for a while?
- Do you want to be sure that your kalimba was made under fair conditions?
Then look no further! This kalimba is well worth its investment. We are happy to explain why below. Scroll down for the review!
What can you expect from this kalimba?
The sound of our NIYA acoustic kalimba is incredibly clear, resonates excellently and therefore retains tone for a long time, even in the high tones. It lies comfortably in the hand and is very sturdy.
The sound has a soothing effect, and is therefore perfect if you want to relax or enjoy its beautiful tones with friends. The instrument is exclusively made of high-quality materials, which ensure that this kalimba lasts a lot longer compared to many kalimbas from other stores. This kalimba has in short everything you would expect from a high-end instrument .
This kalimba is made from rosewood on the sides, lacquered mahogany at the upper side. Because mahogany has a lower density, the sounds are sent slightly more strongly towards the top, instead of the sides. This ensures that the kalimba is ideal for relaxing, and dream away completely in an oasis of sound .
Clear and melodic: Because this kalimba is made of selected rosewood, it has a fantastic clear and rustic sound. This sound has a relaxing effect and is very pleasant to hear. The materials and construction style provide a balanced resonance, so that the tones remain pure for a long time. This resonance is an important part of the beautifully melodic sound that only a select few kalimbas can make.
The sixteen tones provide a wide range of possibilities. This way you can play much more than just simple melodies as you can on a 7 or 8 tone kalimba. This range opens up a world for you: you can play all your favorite songs from pop to Christmas music with ease . With the help of a simple tutorial or by experimenting a bit, you can turn almost any song into a cool kalimba version.
Compared to the other kalimbas in our selection this kalimba is the winner. Where all our models are of excellent quality, the build quality and the sound of this model can be called almost perfect. So if you see yourself playing kalimba for a while, it is well worth the investment. This kalimba is slightly thicker, which improves the sound, but can therefore be a little less in hand with children. For children we recommend our Yellow kalimba and Flowers kalimba On.
Where does he come from?
This kalimba is produced in Italy, in a small workshop where two passionate craftsmen make new kalimbas for us every day. From receiving a simple block of wood and the harmonic steel they get to work until they end with a beautifully finished kalimba in their hands. They then send them to us!
Their craftsmanship enables us to offer you some of the best kalimbas that can be found in the Netherlands. Each kalimba is handmade and designed to the highest standards.
Check out Tip’s Kalimba review of our 16 tones handmade kalimba from Italy!
Curious about the workshop?
Pay attention! The videos are intended to give an impression of the sound and feeling of the kalimba. Our kalimbas are handmade and can therefore differ from each other.
About our kalimbas
Many kalimbas that you find in stores today, on Amazon and bol.com are mass produced in countries such as China and India. While there is nothing wrong with that, these production machines or employees are not always good at making premium kalimbas. It often happens that the highest tones do not resonate well, and that the quality deteriorates after a few months.
If you are an experienced kalimba player you may recognize that the highest notes can sometimes feel a little (or very) ‘stiff’. They are then difficult to play and sound dull.
We wanted to see this differently. That is why we started looking for a producer who can guarantee a high-quality potash of constant quality. Because we can prevent this problem.
With our climbing basket you can enjoy every tone. In addition, the good build quality ensures that it retains the same quality for years.
Why would you choose a kalimba?
- Easy to learn: this originally African instrument is easy to play. With the included instruction booklet and our online tutorials you will master this instrument super fast!
- Cheerful and calming: the kalimba is known for its happy and soothing sound. He is able to brighten you up and calm you at the same time.
- Easy to take with you: the kalimba is a small and compact instrument which makes it easy to take anywhere.
How it works
You hold the kalimba with both hands. Then use your thumbs to hit the keys. With or without music knowledge, everyone is able to get beautiful sounds from this kalimba.
You can also play the kalimbas with your nails or with a thumb protector, which not only changes the playing feel, but also creates a different sound. It is just what you think sounds beautiful and what feels good.
You will receive all the necessary accessories from us so that you can start right away:
- You will receive the kalimba ready to play! Before we post the kalimba, we will vote it for you.
- You will receive one from us with every order tuning hammer with which you can tune your kalimba over time. You will receive detailed instructions from us in the letter of receipt.
- You also get a set handy thumb guards so you can play carefree for hours, without getting sore thumbs.
- You will receive with your order a letter with all the information you need to get started, including:
- A number of recommended by us apps who can help you vote
- Instructions on how to play the kalimba
- Instructions on how to tune the kalimba with the tuning hammer
- A number of links to fun tutorials for every level of play to get started right away.
Would you like you have your name or company name engraved on this kalimba ? Which can! Let us know in the ‘comments’ when you complete your order. Delivery time can be a little longer. We can also adjust the decoration of the kalimba on the basis of a supplied example or drawing. For this we ask a fee of € 24.00. Read more…
Is this kalimba one gift for someone? Let us know, packing is possible with this model.
Are you a music therapist ? Due to its size, quiet sounds and simplicity, the kalimba is extremely suitable to use during a therapy session!
We can tell a lot about this instrument, but you have to experience a kalimba like this ! It is a bit more expensive than some of the others in our collection, but you get a fantastic kalimba in return. Order it today with a fourteen-day money back guarantee. If there is anything, let us know, because we are available seven days a week. In that case, send us an email or respond in the chat.
1x Kalimba thumb piano
1x Tuning hammer
1x storage bag
1x Instruction booklet (English)
1x Microfiber cleaning cloth
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✔️ Free shipping via PostNL or DPD
✔️ Delivery time 1 to 2 working days
✔️ 14 days to change your mind
✔️ 24/7 customer service
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