Hugh Tracey Box Karimba


Same notes as the African-tuned karimba, but mounted mounted on a treble box for louder volume and more expression.

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If you don't select, we'll ship "African A Tuning".  You can learn more about the alternative tunings on the karimba tuning page.
You can explicitly ask for blond or part blond wood on the alto kalimba.
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The traditional African karimba, with a box for added volume and subtle expressiveness.

The Hugh Tracey African Tuned Karimba in A – but mounted on a treble box for a louder sound and more expression. The notes on this one are thought to represent the original mbira created some 1300 years ago in southern Africa.

Listen to these sound clips:

Box Karimba in A Minor

Box Karimba in G Major

You can learn more about the basic instrument at the “How to Play Karimba” Page. There are several books and instructional downloads available for this one.

Also available in several tunings: traditional African A; western A major; western A minor; G major (so it can be played with an Alto or Treble in G); or G minor.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8 × 1.9 in



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.