Thumb Pianos

African in origin, the diverse varieties of thumb pianos are known by many names such as karimbao, kalimba, likembe and mbira.

Large Rosewood Thumb Piano

Large Rosewood Kalimba
Large Rosewood Kalimba
This thumb piano by Mid-East features 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. The 5" x 7" resonator box is made of rosewood. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a “mbira”, “likembe”, and “kalimba” among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover More Info »
Price: $49.90$39.00
by Barry

Goshen Fifteen-Key Mbira

Goshen 15-key Mbira
The Goshen Fifteen-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features 15 keys for two octaves tuned to a major scale. The keys are of smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique in shape and size More Info »
Price: $70.00
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by Barry

Goshen Double-Bridge Mbira

Goshen 2-bridge Mbira
The Goshen Double-Bridge Mbira —also known as a “thumb piano” or “kalimba”— is made with select hard-shelled gourd. The double bridge has eight keys on the top row and eight keys on the bottom row. The keys are smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique More Info »
Price: $70.00
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by Barry

Goshen Eleven-Key Mbira

Goshen Mbira – 11 Keys
Goshen Mbira - 11 Keys
The Goshen Eleven-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features one complete 11 key octave tuned to a major scale. The keys are of smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique in shape and size More Info »
Price: $60.00
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by Barry

Goshen Eleven-Key Paduk Kalimba

Goshen 11-key Paduk Kalimba
This Goshen Eleven-Key Paduk Kalimba has a paduk top for an extremely warm sound and comes with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. Also known as a "box piano", or "thumb piano", it features keys of smoothly finished spring steel and two side finger holes for vibrato effects. Sound Sample
Price: $72.00
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by Barry

Spruce and Rosewood Thumb Piano

Rosewood and Spruce Thumb Piano
Rosewood and Spruce Thumb Piano
This thumb piano by Mid-East is made of rosewood and features a solid spruce soundboard, 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. It measures 5" x 7" in dimension, and is made in Pakistan. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a "mbira", "likembe", and "kalimba" among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the More Info »
Price: $49.90$39.00
Out of Stock
by Barry

Goshen Eight-key Plain Kalimba

Goshen 8-key Plain Kalimba
This Goshen Eight-key Plain Kalimba —also know as a box piano, or "thumb piano"— features a box body of plain wood. The eight keys are of smoothly finished spring steel and tuned to a major scale. The pianos are rectangular shaped with a large center hole and 2 side finger holes. Included are basic playing instructions. Sound Sample
Price: $67.00
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by Barry

Rosewood and Lacewood Thumb Piano

Rosewood and Lacewood Thumb Piano
Rosewood and Lacewood Thumb Piano
This thumb piano by Mid-East features 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. The 5" x 7" resonator box is made of rosewood and lacewood and it has a rounded back. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a “mbira”, “likembe”, and “kalimba” among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both More Info »
Price: $59.90$48.00
by Barry

Goshen Eight-Key Mbira

Goshen 8-key Mbira
The Goshen Eight-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features one complete 8 key octave tuned to a major scale. The keys are of smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique in shape and size More Info »
Price: $56.00
by Barry

Gon Bops Marimbula

Gon Bops Marimbula
Gon Bops Marimbula
An over-sized Kalimba, the Marimbula is an Afro-Cuban bass instrument used primarily in the Caribbean. The player sits on it and strikes the keys using hands or soft mallets. The metal keys are tunable. The tone is deep and mellow. Gon Bops manufactures this in Peru using Mohena wood. A free gig bag is included. Dimensions: 18" high, 29" wide and 11" deep.
Price: $769.00$459.00
by Barry

Red Cedar Thumb Piano

Mid-East Red Cedar Thumb Piano
Mid-East Red Cedar Thumb Piano
This thumb piano by Mid-East is made of Red Cedar and has 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. It measures 5" x 7" in dimension and is made in Pakistan. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a "mbira", "likembe", and "kalimba" among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both More Info »
Price: $53.90$45.50
by Barry