DOBANI 17-Key Thumb Piano

SKU: MID-THMP
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844731008504
Description
Sheesham 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, kalimba 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.
Shipping specs
Weight
0.90 Lbs
Dimensions
7.25" x 5.25" x 1.25"
Shipping dimensions
8" x 6" x 2.5"
Shipping from
This product is shipped from our warehouse in Melbourne, FL, USA.
Our guarantee
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.

What is BLEMISHED?
Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are 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. A "-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and a "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are also new and unused, but came to manufacturer needing repairs. If it's a "-3(S)," the product has been repaired, but if it's a "-4(S)," it will still require significant repairs when received by the customer. Product codes ending in "PROP" are unable to be played and are for display purposes only.

SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS: There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.

Please note: For safety during shipping, the manufacturer don't tune the instruments before sending to customers.
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