Sol special kalimba – only one of a kind

589,00

For those who value a special approach during the whole kalimba making process, we offer the possibility of making a custom kalimba “made to measure”. You can choose wood for kalimba body, final tuning, tines arrangement, engraving.
Together we are able to create your dream kalimba.

Do you know that wood has rays like the sun too? After 16 hours of hand sanding, a drawing appeared on the wood, which we saw for the first time after years of woodworking.
And it’s one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen.

Sol is a kalimba made from densely grown core wood. The whole kalimba is covered by the so-called the medullary rays, which create the effect of the sun’s rays on the kalimba. This effect literally glows the whole instrument.

There are a lot of possibilities how to tune this kalimba – any diatonic scale from Fminor/F major, up to C minor/C major, hexatonic or SaReGaMa’s tuning.

Measuring 17 x 14 cm, it fits perfectly in the hands of adults. You can decide if you prefer one or two-row design. Such an arrangement of tines fits well even for players with thicker thumbs.

You will get a practical pouch for tool transfer, lifetime service and lifetime warranty as a gift.
We will finish the kalimba in  one week after ordering.

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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. You can choose your desired tuning up to your preferences – intuitive or tuning suitable for playing songs.
Feel free to ask , we are here for you and your music.

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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: 17x14x2,8cm

Tuning: diatonic – custom – up to your preferences

Lamellas: spring steel

Number of tones: 15/17/19

Body of the instrument: walnut tree wood

Case: textile case included in packaging

Additional information

Akustika

Akustická, Elektroakustická