« Bell-like tones with wide array of notes »Published on 08/31/21 at 15:09
The body is American Walnut, whereas the hardware is patented by the Seeds company. This is the first and only Kalimba I own, and so, I cannot make comparisons. Generally speaking, the tone is quite defined and bell-like, with very good sustain. After an hour or so of playing, it does require some tuning up - I'm uncertain if that is typical with other Kalimbas. It does come with a tuning hammer, a hardshell protective case, and an instruction manual (which includes tuning information and several easy-to-learn songs). You also can get free phone tuners (I use my piano) and additional music selections on-line.
The Seeds company does ship world-wide, whereas I bought this one off Amazon.ca. The 34 key version is called Pisces, whereas a 17-note version also is available, called Columbus. Below is a short video I created demoing the Pisces.