Thomas Bothe 2B 14L Large Kalimba
The Thomas Bothe "2B" kalimbas are one of the most exciting developments to come along in the kalimba world. They are amazingly beautiful, each tuned to a different scale. Each 14-note "2B" kalimba comes with four magnets which are mysteriously attached to the wood. These four "feet" can conduct the vibrations to a sound board such as a table, box, or door. The 2B/14L kalimba - a larger version of the 2B/14 kalimba, is available for $250 (limited time).
In the Video Tab, you can see Sean Murphy who had just picked up the 2B/14L kalimba for the first time 30 minutes before . Yes, he is sometimes a bit unsure of where the notes are, but beyond that hesitation, he demonstrates that he can totally rock this kalimba.
The "2B" Kalimbas come with an optional frame resonator - a wood frame with goat skin. The kalimba is mounted onto the resonator via the magnets. The resonator adds $90 to the instrument cost.
While they are pricey, the "2B" Kalimbas have the lowest markup of any of the instruments I sell, and the markup is even lower when the frame resonator and the bag are added in. Hence, I am not accepting coupons or discounts on purchases of the 2B Kalimbas. When they become more established, I will raise the price on this instrument.
Sean Patrick Murphy plays his brand new 2B/14L on the day he bought it from Kalimba Magic. Mark's feet and guitar in the background.
Two 2B/14L kalimbas in different tunings playing against each other.