Use the coupon code MMM50 to save 50% on the M17 Magadi Kalimba in any of its tunings. Code MMM50 is good through Dec 21 2023.Just to spell it out, in the standard tuning and unpainted tines, this kalimba lists for $30, so the 50% off coupon gets you this kalimba for $15 plus shipping.
The video below gives you a demo of the standard C tuning, the C minor tuning, the Middle Eastern Tuning, and the Lotus tuning (Am/Dm, a wholestep above the standard Lotus tuning).
See Our Tunings for the Magadi M17 Kalimba
The M17 is a large block-mounted kalimba with the standard 17-Note in C layout. However, it is easier to play in that the tines have a wider spacing.
It is comparable to the much pricier Hokema B17. In rough terms, the M17 is about 2/3 as good, and right now, 1/10 the price.
The M17 does fit in my hands, but I also like to lay it down on a flat surface – a table, or evern better, a frame drum. Playing the M17 on a djembe drum can boost the volume by a factor of two.
And many of the iconic 17-Note tunings are available on the M17 – the C major, C minor, the E Middle Eastern tuning, and the Lotus tuning (but up a wholestep, as the tine length doesn’t permit the actual Lotus key). On the other hand, if you need some other tuning for your kalimba, we are the tuning experts. Tell us what you need, and why, and we’ll figure out how to meet your tonal requirements.
But you may just want to stick with the standard C tuning, because I have written a bunch of instructional materials for that one, and you also get the 32-page Intro to 17-Note in C booklet for free with this kalimba!
Kalimba Magic Closing in Spring 2024.
I am trying to sell off my inventory at a substantial discount, but in an orderly way that doesn’t disrupt the kalimba market. Each week, I will be offering a different kalimba at a steep discount. If I don’t run out of that kalimba, I will eventually come around later and offer an even steeper discount. But if I run out of a certain kalimba, I am out of that kalimba, and I won’t be getting any more of them. Sorry.
So, I invite you to purchase the kalimba of your dreams now, before they are gone, and before I am done with my business. Or, I invite you to sit around and wait for the deals to get even better somewhere down the line.
Last week, we ran a 50% discount code for Star-13, Moon-10, and Olive-9 kalimbas. Code Magadi50 will get you half off of these kalimbas until Dec 16, 2023.
Kalimba Magic – Since 2005
When I started Kalimba Magic in 2005, I never expected it would end. I was just living my joy, and sharing it with the world. Writing books to show the world how to play, and writing blogs and making videos. Giving lessons and presentations on the kalimba, karimba, and mbira. It was all a blast.
But things change. I cannot persist in the current business climate, dominated by inexpensive Chinese-made kalimbas and cut-throat competition in which my books and website have been pirated to benefit others.
I’m on my way out. I am closing my doors in 3-5 months. We will continue hosting and selling instructional kalimba downloads. We may partner with other kalimba sellers. But we will be done with shipping.
This is a shame, because Kalimba Magic offers a great many unique kalimba styles and tunings, and most of them have high quality instructional materials. For over a decade, Kalimba Magic dominated the kalimba ecosystem online. But at this point, I cannot keep up.
It has been a privilege, and usually, a joy, to serve the Kalimba Community. It isn’t quite time for “over and out” – but I’m getting there.
Blessings, and Thank You!
Mark Holdaway // Kalimba Magic // Tucson AZ // Dec 3 2023