Shae special kalimba – only one of a kind

690,00

Kalimba Shae (a sister of kalimba Salome) is made of beautiful ash flammed wood. Shae has a dynamic sound with a long sustain, with interesting low tones and clear high tones. The body of the kalimba is made of flammed ash and makes amazing 3D effect by turning kalimba to sides. The back side of this kalimba is truly spectatular – just look at it.
We tuned this kalimba to F major tuning, where deep tones and long sustain stand out.
Measuring 17 x 14 cm, it fits perfectly in the hands of adults. Kalimba is made in a two-row design, such an arrangement of keys fits well even for players with thicker thumbs. Thanks to this arrangement we could put 21! keys and the playing is still comfortable. You will get a practical pouch for tool transfer & lifetime service as a gift.

The only one kalimba is available – prepared immediately to be shipped. You will get a practical pouch for tool transfer, lifetime service and lifetime warranty as a gift.

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Kalimbas are shipped between 1 - 2 weeks. If you need your kalimba sooner, please let us know. Thank you for your support and understanding.

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Body of instrument

Once in a few months, our grinding of wood suddenly holds our breath. This happens when Marek sees a place on a dusty board where a special kalimba is born. We mark it and place the form in such a way that its beauty can excel the most in the future. This is based on the life story of a tree which has been reflected on the structure and color of the wood. We are strongly influenced by the Tatra nature in which we create and live. Every day we are captivated by mountain peaks, the power of wind, the acuity of the first sunbeam and the intensity of morning dew. We wish that this powerful experience we feel through nature every day was written into every single instrument that goes through our hands. That’s why we make our kalimbas manually, from drying itself to the last surface trimming and finishes. We gradually collect these beauties all year round. After four years of natural drying, the wood is acclimatized in the workshop for a few more months to make it as stable as possible. When it’s ready, we start production. The surprise comes with the very conclusion, when only one of the three kalimbas plays to meet our expectations. Subsequently, we look for the tuning that fits the instrument the most. You can celebrate the result of our work together with us. We introduce you a special Tatra edition of designer kalimbas.

Sound tuning

Maybe you remember the “do re mi fa so la si do” exercise from the music classes at your elementary school. It’s an indication of the seven tones in a diatonic scale. If you’ve just hummed this in your mind, you sang one octave.  Compared with a pentatonic kalimba this one has two more extra tones. This kalimba has  very interesting intuitive tuning F major.

Kalimba Ocea tuning: Bminor (F G A Bb C 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.

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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.

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Technical information

Dimensions: 17x14x3,2 cm

Tuning: diatonic – F major

Lamellas: spring steel

Body of the instrument: walnut tree wood

Case: textile case included in packaging

Additional information

Akustika

Akustická, Elektroakustická