Ulma 9 tone G major kalimba


ULMA is a kalimba containing 9 tones, handmade on a resonant board. It’s tuned in a pentatonic tuning in G major. People usually pick a kalimba of this size as their first instrument. You can’t go wrong with this one. Despite of its compact size, the kalimba has clear, bright and high quality sound. We make ULMA with either single or double rows of tines – we recommend the double rows for players with thicker thumbs, there’s more working space thanks to a smart distribution of the tines.

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We usually ship kalimbas within 1-2 weeks, please contact us for earlier delivery.

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Body of the instrument

This kalimba is also made of wood, which has been dried for several years. We hand-made it out of walnut tree wood, which is characteristic with its soft and warm tone. Its sound qualities are guaranteed by carefully picking the trees with which we then work. Every kalimba that goes through such process sounds even better in the long run – thanks to frequent playing.

Sound tuning

Pentatonic tuning is easier and you really don’t have to think that hard while playing so. It’s ideal for kalimba beginners, or for the kids. This tuning, which indicates five tones, brings joy to people who don’t have much experience with a musical instrument. The tuning is in an octave of G A B D E.

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Unlimited warranty

Your instrument will be taken care of. We provide free unlimited warranty with every kalimba for tuning and cleaning of the instrument.

Packed in a hand-painted box

Every instrument gets our attention. From choosing the right tree to work with, all the way to the final packaging, which will come to your doorstep. Everything is handmade. So is the cover box, which we paint by hand as a tribute to the instrument itself. It’s not only beautiful, but it can also be used as a resonance surface while playing.

Technical information

Dimensions: 13×10,5×2,3cm

Tuning: pentatonic – G dur

Lamellas: spring steel

Body of the instrument: walnut tree wood

Case: textile case included in packaging

Additional information


One row, Two rows