The Celeste Alto, perfect for small hands, musically highly capable, with an electronic pickup (PU) installed.
This instrument is played just like the 15-note alto Kalimba, but it lacks the resonant box. Consequently, it sounds even more like an antique music box than does the alto kalimba. The small sound board is well-suited for small hands or children. The small board also permits using the right index finger up-stroke method typically used in mbira playing. A nice trick to increase the volume is to hold it against a window or a table as a sounding board.
But THIS one comes with a built-in piezo-electric pickup.
We don’t have sound clips of the Celeste Alto + PU, please listen to these sound clips of the acoustic Celeste Alto:
Also note that this is the best ALTO model for small hands.
You can find information about the Alto on the“How to Play” the Alto Kalimba Page.