Hugh Tracey Treble Kalimba + PU


The clear and beautiful toned Treble Kalimba – the first one Hugh Tracey started producing in 1954 – with an electronic pickup (PU) installed.

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The clear and beautiful toned Treble Kalimba, with an electronic pickup (PU) installed.

The 17-note Treble Kalimba comes in the key of G, starting on the 3rd (B) and going up 2.5 octaves to a D. This model has been extensively copied by other manufacturers outside of Africa. The Hugh Tracey Treble Kalimba is a superior musical instrument with level tines that rarely give you problems.

Hugh Tracey Treble Kalimba.

Now the Hugh Tracey Treble Kalimba is available with an electronic pickup. Just plug it into a guitar amp and WATCH OUT!

Listen to these sound clips:

Treble Kalimba, Standard G + PU

Treble Kalimba, Mid-East

Treble Kalimba, EW&F Evil + PU

The Treble Kalimba is a nice match for duets with the Alto Kalimba, as you can hear in my Christmas Kalimba CD. There are now several books and instructional downloads for the Treble Kalimba.

Learn more about the Treble Kalimba.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8 × 1.9 in

Treble Video




Mark Holdaway

Mark Holdaway

Mark Holdaway has been playing kalimba for over 30 years. He invented his kalimba tablature in 2004, and has been writing books and instructional materials for kalimba ever since. His business, Kalimba Magic, is based on the simple proposition that the kalimba is a real musical instrument capable of greatness. See answered questions.