Thomas Bothe 2B 14L Large Kalimba
Two in stock on 2/24/2016.
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 $315
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.