Hugh Tracey Treble Kalimba


Slightly smaller, higher in pitch, and more keys than the Alto Kalimba, this one sounds like a sweet music box.

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Choose the color of the painted tines, or take "Soonest Available" or "Unpainted."
If you don't select, we'll ship "Standard G Tuning".  You can learn more about the alternative tunings on the treble tuning page.
You can explicitly ask for blond or part blond wood on the alto kalimba.
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The Treble kalimba has many musical possibilities, and has a very clear, high voice that can cut through other instruments. Get this one if you have smaller hands or superior manual dexterity.

The 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.

Listen to these sound clips:

Treble Kalimba, Standard G

Treble Kalimba, Mid-East

Treble Kalimba, EW&F Evil

There are a lot of books and instructional downloads available to help you learn to play 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.