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Hluru Bottom Sound Hole Kalimbas Thumb Piano - 17 Note

Hluru Bottom Sound Hole Kalimbas Thumb Piano - 17 Note

Regular price $39.99 USD
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Package Includes

  • Kalimba
  • Tuning Hammer
  • Kalimba Cloth
  • Songbook
  • Kalimba Case
  • Sound Pickups


  • Material: Yellow-Sandlwood/Gabonese-Rosewood
  • Scale: 17 key (C Major) C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 B4 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 A5 B5 C6 D6 E6.
  • Finish: Relief
  • Weight: 0.95 KG
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The 17-Note Kalimba: Resonance Refined

The 17-note kalimba, a marvel of acoustic engineering with a distinctive bottom sound hole design. This unique resonating chamber is crafted to channel the sound through the tines directly into the body, allowing the music to emanate from the bottom with fewer reflections, resulting in a cleaner sound.

Sawtooth Echo Structure for Pure Tones

To achieve a purer sound, this kalimba features a novel sawtooth echo structure on both sides of the body. This design harmonizes the resonating sound, distributing it evenly and purely throughout the instrument. The meticulous craftsmanship ensures that every note played is crisp and clear.

Bottom Sound Hole: Unobstructed Vibrations

The bottom sound hole takes advantage of the kalimba's solid wood panel design, with a hole expertly placed at the base to amplify the sound. This positioning prevents interference with the vibration of the keys, enhancing the clarity and cleanliness of the tone.

Maximizing Resonance with Whole Wood Design

The advantage of this design lies in its ability to maximize resonance. The complete front and back panels resonate in harmony, creating a more ethereal tone that is stable, gentle, and has excellent sustain. It perfectly combines the best qualities of both board and box kalimbas.

Wa-Wa Effect: The Joy of Unencumbered Play

With this bottom sound hole kalimba, there's no need for finger control over the sound hole to produce the beautiful "Wa-Wa" effect. Simply moving the kalimba back and forth near the body generates this enchanting sound, providing a seamless and intuitive way to add expression to your music.

Design Ingenuity Meets Sonic Clarity

While the bottom sound hole means that the kalimba lacks the variable Wa-Wa effects achievable with hollow sound holes, it offers a unique benefit: a cleaner and more articulate musical output. This design choice represents Hluru's commitment to innovation, blending the classic and the contemporary to elevate the musical experience.

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Just received my AuraDrum and so very well pleased. This is a Christmas present, and I think my niece will be delighted. It came very well packaged, no damage, and happy with the quality of the product. Thank you!