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DOBANI Red Cedar 17-Key Thumb Piano - Blemished

Availability: 18 In Stock
Product Code: THMPRC-2

Red Cedar thumb piano, 5" x 7", 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back.
The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira or likembe. 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 the vibrato holes with your fingers. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs. As you play you can un-cover and cover the vibrato holes as you like. Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference. Specific tuning of a thumb piano is only an issue when two instruments are played together; then they should generally agree in tuning. Otherwise, the tuning is subjective and should only be pleasing to the player.
The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch.


Note: This product is new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument.

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: DOBANI
  • Product Type:¬†Kalimbas
  • Item Weight: 0.75 lbs.
  • Item Length: 7.25 Inches
  • Item Width:¬†5.25 Inches
  • Item Height: 1.25 Inches
  • UPC Code: 844731057069
  • Origin: Pakistan
  • Shipping¬†Specifications:
  • Ship Weight: 1.25 lbs.
  • Ship Length: 8 Inches
  • Ship Height: 6 Inches
  • Ship Width: 2.5 Inches
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