DOBANI Thumb Piano

The sound is beautiful, and it's fairly easy to tune. The wood construction is solid, not too heavy but not cheap by any means. This kalimba has two additional "sound holes" on the bottom that I discovered are perfect for recording. If you want a quality kalimba at a good price, this is the one.

Thumb pianos originated in Africa, and they are also called mbira or likembe. The DOBANI Thumb piano makes a lovely 13th birthday gift for young musicians - they just need to hold the thumb piano with their both hands, cover the vibrato holes with their fingers, and pluck the keys with their thumbs.