UTOPIA series kalimba is made in france by hand, in our workshop. Each kalimba is a little piece of art and is unique!
This kalimba has the particularity of having two rows of 17 blades, the tones on the bottom row (equivalent to the white keys of the piano) and the semitones on the top row (equivalent to the black keys of the piano) which will allow you to play a wide variety of music without having you worrying about Key limitations or tuning changes like in 1 row basic kalimbas.
Free yourself and your musical possibilities!
MAUI kalimba is made of black walnut topped with handmade resin imitating the shore of maui's island!
Its sound is clear, between round and cristalline. Powerful but soft sound with long sustain. Kind of mysterious timber
Each piece of wood being unique, with its small differences in density, we choose the tuning that sounds best after several tests for each kalimba. We advise you to keep this tuning in the future.
1.tuning style TYPE FULL CHROMA
Each tone has the corresponding half tones tone just above, to make your music creations easier. 1 and 4 numbers are repeated on the top row to let you make glissandos easily!
18 tones ,12 half ones + 4 tones repeated on the top row
2. tuning style CHROMA +
Same as above, minus 1 half tone , for a higher range of tones
19 tones ,11 half tones + 4 tones repeated on the top row
3. Tuning style CHROMA + non redundant
No tones are repeated on the top row, allowing the addition of 4 flat notes. Tuning ranges from °4 to 5°° giving you even more playing possibilities!
23 tones + 11 half tones , no repeating!
Only available in C tuning
This tuning style is beginner friendly too , but harder than the two others to use. This is really good for people making their own covers, musicians, and those who already play kalimba!
Which tuning to choose?
All our instruments are tuned in major mode. Whether you choose a tuning in C, B, Bb, A, or others you can play the same music pieces. Make your choice according to your hearing preferences. Are you more sensitive to high or bass sounds?
If you prefer
a soprano instrument - opt for a C or B tuning
a mezzo instrument- opt for a Bb or A tuning
an Alto instrument - opt for a G, F# or F tuning
number of Keys: :34
basic material: black walnut
engraved keys from C to Bb tuning.
-Foldable tuning pliers
-Double tremollo chain