Hugh Tracey Chromatic Celeste Treble


The celeste chromatic is mounted on a board, with a 17-Note in C on the front side, and 17 notes in B on the back – that is, the back side has flats that you play with the fingers. Best chromatic kalimba for small hands.

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Choose the color of the painted tines, or take "Soonest Available" or "Unpainted."
Visit the chromatic tuning page to understand these two tunings.
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This is an option for playing chromatic with medium or smaller hands.

The board is 3/4 inch thick and this is the kalimba that Sharon plays in the YouTube video. This one is definitely better for small hands – meaning many women and also many men (ie, not just children).

Each of these kalimbas come with the built in pickup.

We don’t yet have a photo of the Celeste Chromatic Treble, but we will have one up when these kalimbas come in from Africa.

Learn more about the Chromatic Kalimba.

An Instructional Download for the Chromatic Kalimba

NOW: when you buy a Chromatic Kalimba, we gift you with the “Alto Chromatic Kalimba Crash Course”, a 96 page PDF eBook with tablature and instruction on the Alto Chromatic.  The tablature for the Alto Chromatic will also work for the inner 15 of 17 tines on the Treble Chromatic. This is explained in the ebook.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8 × 1.9 in

Chromatic 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.