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  • C.B. Gitty 36-003-01 Cigar Box Kalimba Thumb Piano, Build it Yourself Kit - Assorted
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C.B. Gitty 36-003-01 Cigar Box Kalimba Thumb Piano, Build it Yourself Kit - Assorted

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Please note that cigar box styles and colors will vary widely from that shown in the listing photos, but we guarantee that the box you receive will be a nice flat style great for use as a cigar box kalimba. Some additional smoothing of tine ends with fine-grit sandpaper may be needed.

C.B. Gitty brings a great little kit for building your own cigar box kalimba (thumb piano)! The cigar box and all of the necessary hardware is included with this kit (see list below), and we also include a 10-page instruction booklet that walks you through every step of the process. This is a nice basic kit that only requires basic tools such as a hand drill and screwdriver. The how-to guide even includes a how-to-tune section to help you get started.

A great kit to build with kids, and the result is a beautiful, great-sounding little instrument that is sure to impress your friends. All of the key parts are pre-drilled to keep the assembly process nice and basic.

C.B. Gitty kalimbas are made from various softwoods and hardwoods and finished with safe, non-toxic natural oils. Each one comes with a basic how-to-play guide to help kids get started playing and pick out basic tunes.

About the Kalimba
The kalimba, also known as a thumb piano, is an instrument of African origin whose history goes back thousands of years. While there have been many styles and types of kalimba over the centuries, this “westernized” style was developed by ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey in the first half of the 20th century during his travels through Africa recording indigenous music.

The full-size kalimbas have 12 keys and are tuned to the key of C. Only the “whole” notes of the scale are included, leaving out all sharps and flats, so there are no “off” notes to create discord. There is no such thing as a wrong note on one of these kalimbas - only soft, harmonious melodies!

Please note that cigar box styles and colors will vary widely from that shown in the listing photos, but we guarantee that the box you receive will be a nice flat style great for use as a cigar box kalimba. Some additional smoothing of tine ends with fine-grit sandpaper may be needed.

This Kit Includes:
Wooden or Paper-Covered Cigar Box (specially selected to be a good size for a kalimba)
12 pre-cut and shaped kalimba tines
2 zinc-plated T-nuts
1 hardwood backing bridge plate (pre-drilled, 4 7/8" wide)
1 hardwood bridge (pre-drilled, 4 7/8" wide)
1 brass tensioning tube (pre-drilled, 4 7/8" long)
2 brass machine screws
1 brass saddle rod
10-page how-to booklet

Features:

  • C.B. Gitty Cigar Box Kalimba (Thumb Piano) Kit
  • Everything you need to build a beautiful instrument
  • Kalimbas are easy and fun to play, great for kids, adults & elders
  • This kit is a great project for an adult and kid to do together
  • Real wood cigar box included (styles vary)
  • Includes 10-page illustrated how-to guide to help you through building
  • UPC: 608939833913
  • MPN: 36-003-01

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Brand:
C.B. Gitty
MPN:
36-003-01
UPC:
608939833913

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