Save 50% on Sweet Goshen Box Kalimbas

Use the coupon code Goshen50 to save 50% on the 8-Note Goshen Box Kalimba or the 8-Note Goshen Box Student Karimba. Code Goshen50 is good through Dec 31 2023.

Before you poo-poo this 8-Note Kalimba as “kid stuff”, check out the video below. These are incredibly sweet kalimbas. The wood is stained mahogany, routed with smooth edges. The two “vibrato holes” are on the side instead of the back, which feels so nice when you use them to flutter the tone. The Goshen 8-Note Box Kalimba is among my favorite  kalimbas to play. It is so smooth and pleasant. I am keeping 10 of them to give as gifts in the coming years. You might want to stash a few away yourself.

See and Hear the Truly Sweet Goshen 8-Note Box Kalimba

The Goshen 8-Note Box Kalimba

Yes, this is a great gift, so smooth and beautiful. It is a great instrument for children. But don’t underestimate this one. I myself love playing it. I perform with this kalimba, and I write songs on it and sing along.  In my mind this is one of the very best kalimbas you can own. Note that this kalimba comes in the key of D major, and I think it sounds best in D major, but it can be tuned down to C major. There is an option to retune this to a “1-handed” linear setup, either for right thumb (notes go left to right ascending) or left thumb (notes go right to left ascending).

The Goshen 8-Note Box Student Karimba

This is the same basic kalimba, except we have retuned it to the traditional African Karimba tuning, so it plays the traditional songs.

Learn More About Instructional Resources for the 8-Note Kalimba

Learn More About Instructional Resources for the Student Karimba


Kalimba Magic Closing in Spring 2024.

I will be retiring in spring 2024. At this time, Kalimba Magic does not have a buyer, so I am liquidating my stock of kalimbas and books.

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 the Magadi M-17 kalimbas. Code MMM50 will get you half off of these kalimbas until Dec 21, 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.

If you have been intending to get something special that only Kalimba Magic offers, you may want to contact me about that. Sooner rather than later?

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!

Oh, and use the code Else25 to save 25% of everything else we sell at Kalimba Magic. And Else25 will not expire until we close our doors.

Mark Holdaway // Kalimba Magic // Tucson AZ // Dec 15 2023

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