The Sansula – a patented invention from HOKEMA – is a new development of the Kalimba (also called Sansa or Mbira), which has its origins in southern Africa. Kalimbas are reed instruments that are plucked with the thumbs or fingers. In Africa, they are found in countless shapes and designs in which the vibration of the tongue is amplified in various ways (e.g. on a resonance box, a hollow body such as a calabash gourd, or simply a piece of solid wood). With the Sansula, the vibration of the tongue is first ‘stored’ in a wooden block, which then transmits it to a sound membrane. In this way, the sound can be heard for much longer than with other methods of sound amplification. Supported by the tuning – octaves are close together – a wonderful, soft, overtone-rich sound is created that can be easily elicited from the instrument.
Factory tuning: G major ( g” – a’ – e” – d’ – c” – g – d” – g’ – f#” – h’ – a” )
Body: Made of solid American cherry
Frame: Made of European beech
Membrane: Made of cellulose
Dimensions: 216 x 166 x 65mm
Weight: ≈ 435g
Dimensions packaging: 274 x 213 x 124 mm
Weight including packaging: ≈ 770 g
The price is almost the same as the HOKEMA official website price, only shipping and tariffs are added.
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More Taiwan Kalimbas：https://pangolinmusic.com/en/product-category/kalimba-en/