I was excited to receive my Kalimba Thumb Piano to add to my musical instrument collection. The appearance is great, even better than the picture online. I have fun just sitting in the living room playing it. The tones were easy to figure out. My only critique is that i wish it were louder. I mainly collect and play percussion and string instruments, so this was something new for me.
When I saw this, I purchased it for my son, who is a musician, as a joke. I thought it was a toy. When he opened it, to my surprise, he was THRILLED ! He had wanted one for years..tuned it right up..and we had a concert right there and then... Amazing ! Its beautiful and expertly made...Good for both experts and beginners !
I bought this as an "extra" Christmas gift for my musician son (age 28) and he absolutely LOVED it. He started playing it right away. It's just about the size of half a coconut and fits in the palm of your hand. The carvings are a nice touch. Great gift for someone musically inclined but also makes a nice conversation piece.
When my son opened the thumb piano on Christmas morning he was very disappointed. the metal pieces were all bent and sounded horrible! I wish I had inspected it before Christmas morning. It is very cute and I was hoping for a winch chime like sound but because the metal keys were all bent it has a monster grawl sound which is so disappointing since my son loves wind chimes