Arrived today with no issues. All the keys were nicely standard tuned and the wood looks spectacular in person.
Mine doesn’t seem to have much buzzing at all when I play and I’m overall very impressed.
It comes with a nice soft touch hard case with a tuning hammer nestled within the bottom. You also get a sweet bag to store it in alternatively. They even include a nice sized cleaning cloth to wipe it down before storing it and some informational booklets with proper tuning and maintenance tips, along with some neat stickers to place on your keys for easy memorization.
I think for the great quality of this Kalimba and all the included extras you get with it makes this an unbeatable deal.
If you’re curious about trying out this instrument then this one is definitely the way to go.
I bought this for my nine-year old niece who, after playing around with my Hugh Tracey kalimbas expressed an interest. As with other reviewers I was quite pleasantly surprised. The quality of this instrument is quite comparable to the Hugh Tracey treble, at less than 1/3 the cost.
You can find cheaper kalimbas in the $10-$30 range, but most of them are poorly made, and little better than toys.
This, on the other hand, is a real musical instrument. The build is solid, the wood smooth and nicely finished, and the tines are well-shaped and chrome finished. The hardware is basically the same as that used on Hugh Tracey instruments. The tone is bright and rich, and the expression holes on the back side make special effects easy. This is one of those instruments that is quite appropriate for everyone from beginners to pros. A newbie can easily be picking out a tune on one of these in a few minutes, but with some dedication, advanced players will find the instrument lends itself to complexities limited only by their imagination.
Especially nice with this package are the little extras that come with it: a hardshell case (these can be hard to find separately); a tuning hammer; polishing cloth; and note-indicator stickers for the tines, if you are so inclined.
Really, you're not going to find better for this price.
I'm in love with this thing and I can't put it down. Ever since it arrived I keep picking out tunes on it, and playing with it constantly. It's beautiful, it sounds great, and it's incredibly portable. I see myself playing with this for a long time and even trying to get good at it. I highly recommend it, it's even better than I thought it would be.