If you are reading these words, you are probably aware that these Chromatic Treble Kalimbas are out of stock. We ran out of them around January. The good news is that a kalimba resupply mission should be leaving from Africa around June 1 2021. I should have these kalimbas in stock by July 1 2021, if not sooner.
I will not take pre-orders for these kalimbas until I hear a bit more information from African Musical Instruments (AMI). Hopefully that will be in a few weeks.
I suggest you get yourself on the chromatic treble waiting list by contacting me.
We do still have these chromatic kalimbas in stock:
- The somewhat larger Chromatic Alto Kalimba (15 front, 13 back),
- The board-mounted Chromatic Celeste Alto Kalimba (15 front, 13 back).
The hard thing about the chromatic kalimba is that the chromatic notes are on the back side of the kalimba. The easy thing about the chromatic kalimba is that the front side, without the back side flats, defaults to either the Alto Kalimba in G, or the 17-Note Kalimba in C. That is, it is easy to play and you probably know 100 songs on it already. This lets you add the flats or sharps gradually as required.
And the cool thing about this chromatic kalimba layout: it maintains and extends the bi-directional nature of the kalimba into the chromatic notes played by the fingers.
Best! Stay strong. But also, let yourself be vulnerable.