M17 Kalimba


The M17 is a 17-Note Kalimba in C mounted on a large block of wood that sustains longer than most box kalimbas. The extra space between the tines makes this kalimba very playable.

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The standard tuning is C Major, which works with the books. If you don't select a tuning, we'll send you C Major.
If you do not select a tine painting option, we will send you an kalimba with no painted tines.
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The Magadi M17 Kalimba is tuned to the same 17 notes that so many of the recent Chinese kalimbas have been tuned to… meaning it can play all the same music and read the same books and downloads… but this kalimba has so much more to give!

First of all is the sound quality. Each individual note seems to bask in perfection. Every note is equally loud. The high notes ring clear and true, and so far, every single M17 kalimba has been seemingly perfect, on every note.

The next thing to notice is the distance between the tines. It is way more spacious than your typical 17-Note kalimba, which means that it is much easier to play the right note. See how I just fly through the notes in the demo video.

This kalimba can be played hand-held, but it also plays very well sitting on a table.

And the price of this kalimba is also quite attractive.
This kalimba truly inspires greatness. A pleasure and a delight.

Look here for instructional resources for the 17-Note Kalimbas in C... but remember, we ship this kalimba with the booklet “Intro to the 17-Note Kalimba in C”.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 2 in


Jamming on the M17 Kalimba.

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.