The 34 key kalimba came to me just as described and surprisingly fast. The sound is clear and has very long sustain (sustain relatively short on high tines as usual with kalimbas). Comfortable to play even with super short nails! Tuning was easy with the pliers and hammer. I only hope for tine stickers with the letters of keys (c,d,e etc.) also, not just numbers.
Sounds very nice. Needed a little tuning which was easy to fix. I really enjoy playing it.
The Kalimba is wonderful. However resources on how to play or master it are very limited with this chromatic kalimba. There's only one tab tutorial so far on the YouTube. And no songbook came with my kalimba sadly......it's still nice I just wish I had more resources....to play it
First, I would like to thank Seren for the outstanding costumer support. She took a day to research and answer a difficult shipping question. It has been a long time since I have experienced this level of customer support in my country.
Second, my ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba arrived (undamaged) in NH from China in 11 days. Impressive, with all the logistical shipping and delivery issues that are occurring today.
Third, after purchasing numerous kalimbas, the ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba is the last kalimba that I will purchase and use as my primary instrument, since it resolves the limitations of repeated notes or missing notes that occur from other manufacturers' kalimbas.
Fourth, like others have commented, the sound of each note is clear, crisp, and loud, and no dead tines. It produces a pleasing sound that I enjoy hearing.
Fifth, the build quality of the ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba is superior to my other wooden kalimbas. Something that I was not expecting from bamboo.
Lastly, I am grateful that Seren's love and appreciation of music, and her dream of providing the world with a quality instrument has become a reality in my lifetime.
Seren, thank you for blessing me with this gift of music.
When I encountered issues for the delivery due to delivery location, I didn't feel abandonned and received clear information as well as solutions. It took a while, but the wait was definitely worth it. The instrument itself is wonderful and I am incredibly happy with the quality of the sound it produces. It is a bit heavy but that is to be expected. I love it!