This instrument is a standard Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba, with optional pickup, but tuned to the Duncan tuning, used by Cornelius Duncan for almost 40 years, and on Poncho Sanchez’ new CD “Trane’s Delight”.
You can set up your Hugh Tracey Alto kalimba in this tuning yourself, or you can send your old 15-note Alto kalimba to us and we’ll put it into the Duncan tuning for $10. If you prefer to keep your Alto songs, keep your old Alto in the standard tuning and get a new Duncan-tuned Alto kalimba from us.
When you purchase a new Duncan-tuned Alto Kalimba, it will, by default, come without a pickup. You can add the optional pickup for $12. We will also send you a link to the 50-page instructional PDF download teaching you how to learn to play the Duncan-tuned Alto kalimba. And you get to decide – painted tines or not?
In addition, we will set aside 10% of your purchase price and send that along to Cornelius Duncan for having made this tuning famous.