Star-13 Kalimba

Original price was: $66.00.Current price is: $49.00.

The Magadi 13-Note Star Kalimba sounds beautiful, comes with a note layout that suggest simple but great sounding patterns and melodies, and has enough notes to be very capable at reproducing songs you might like to play.

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The standard C tuning will work with the Star-13 book, and most people will want this tuning.
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This kalimba is a great blend of cool magic tricks (from the wah wah, and from the way the notes are laid out), and shear capability. Do you want to just wave your thumbs around and have cool-sounding music pop out as if by magic? CHECK! Do you want to be able to play the tines with precision and have beautiful arrangements come forth through your careful practice and work? CHECK.

We now have a 40-page booklet that comes with this kalimba for free.

By the way, this kalimba is made by Magadi, a new Chinese kalimba maker that has made it their stated mission to be the makers of the best professional level kalimbas. This instrument is certainly in step in the direction of Magadi achieving their dreams.

Now available in exotic tunings, including: A Harmonic Minor, Desert Star G Middle Eastern, Lotus Lyte Gm/Cm, Bebey G9, and Bothe F tunings. Look for the details of these tunings in the additional product images.

Also, when you purchase the Star-13 Kalimba, you also get a 46-page ebook on these exotic tunings! A wonderful new world is opening up before you.

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Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 7.5 × 3 in


Jamming on the Star-13: play low on the right, play high on the left… and vise versa.

The Star-13 Kalimba, illustrating the zig-zag motion your thumbs take on opposite sides and opposite rows to make octaves. Upper left goes with lower right, and upper right goes with lower left.

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.