Thomas Bothe 2B 9 Note Kalimba
Note: 2B/9 kalimbas are in stock, but we are out of the resonator frames.
The tiny Thomas Bothe "2B" kalimbas are one of the most exciting developments to come along in the kalimba world. They are amazingly beautiful, each tuned to a different scale. Each 9-note "2B" kalimba comes with four magnets which are mysteriously attached to the wood. These four "feet" can conduct the vibrations to a sound board such as a table, box, or door. The "2B" 9-note kalimba is available for $108.
The "2B" Kalimbas come with an optional frame resonator - a wood frame with goat skin. The kalimba is mounted onto the resonator via the magnets. The 9-note-size resonator adds $65 to the instrument cost.
The icing on the cake - to protect your precious "2B" kalimba, you can also add in a very handsome, sturdy, and functional bag that holds both the 14-note kalimba and the frame resonator, for an additional $42.
I invite you to learn more about these kalimbas, including the available tunings, at the July 2010 Kalimba Magic Newsletter Article. You can request a particular tuning, or just take the luck of the draw.
You can learn more about the intuitive artistic genius behind these wonderful instruments in our Kalimba Magic interview with Thomas Bothe.
While they are pricey, the "2B" Kalimbas have the lowest markup of any of the instruments I sell, and the markup is even lower when the frame resonator and the bag are added in. Hence, I am not accepting coupons or discounts on purchases of the 2B Kalimbas. When they become more established, I will raise the price on this instrument.