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- Box Alto 15 – Hugh Tracey Kalimba
Box Alto 15 – Hugh Tracey Kalimba
Resonance Box Kalimba with 15 Notes in G-major diatonic from South Africa
The Alto Kalimba is the most popular model by Hugh Tracey. It has been produced since 1960 by African Musical Instruments (South Africa). This kalimba has a sound box corpus made of kiaat hardwood (Afrikaans for ‘Wild Teak’) with a sound hole on the front side and two modulation holes on the back. These can be covered by the fingers to gain various effects. The wide tines of the Alto kalimba are easy to play and cover two octaves diatonically in the key of G.
This Kalimba is available with pick-up (1/4″ phone plug), too.
15 keys: F#5, D5, B4, G4, E4, C4, A3, G3, B3, D4, F#4, A4, C5, E5, G5