Kalimba Gecko K17K

Kalimba Gecko K17K


Opt for a precious wood Instrument with this Kalimba Gecko model K17K

Made from acacia koa wood, this Thumb Piano with resonance box from the Gecko brand will charm you with its reddish reflections. Wood species particularly used in lutherie for the manufacture of ukuleles as well as for the realization of luxury furniture, Gecko has used this material sought after by connoisseurs to offer a unique sound experience to Instrumentalists. This Kalimba Gecko model K17K therefore has all the qualities to be a prestigious instrument while being accessible to the greatest number.

Given as a gift :

  • A rigid carrying bag
  • A tuning hammer
  • A set of stickers to place on the slides to facilitate memorization
  • A cleaning cloth
  • An instruction and sheet music booklet


Watch an artist playing this Gecko Thumb Piano



Escape with the sounds of the African continent

The Kalimba is a small Musical Instrument of the idiophone family whose first traces date back more than 3 millennia to the West African seaside. He was entitled Mbira or Sanza and played a significant role among several African peoples of the Zambezi Valley. Through its harmonious, atypical and unparalleled sounds, you will escape for sure to discover the African musical culture.


Join the closed club of Mbira players who use it from a care perspective

Music therapy consists of the use of music and instruments in a healing process. This serious practice happens to be supervised by an official federation and exercised by approved professionals. Usually participating, among other places, in hospitals, therapists use the Mbira which proves to be extremely suitable for this practice. By offering yourself this Instrument, you too can take advantage of its tremendous soothing potential.



Choose a Sanza in untreated wood species for terrific quality

Some Sanzas of deplorable quality sometimes turn out to be produced from reconstituted wood. It is, to tell the truth, to compact sawdust in order to group them together using chemical glues dangerous for health. At Instruments du Monde, all of our wooden finger pianos are produced from raw materials. The Instruments are then more visually pleasing, but in particular, they do not introduce harmful compounds into the manufacturing process.



The Sanza, a Simple Instrument to Discover

It is no coincidence that the Kalimba happens to be called Thumb Piano . Each metal blade of the Instrument coincides with a single note of Music as with the keyboard of a traditional Piano. This will ensure that when you press these blades, you will faithfully create the note you are looking for without any chance of error. In addition, the Sanza proves to be a gift that satisfies both adults and children who appreciate its easy use which guarantees them to very quickly write and interpret melodies.



Be dazzled by the red reflections of the precious acacia koa wood and treat yourself to this Kalimba Gecko model K17K!


Technical characteristics of the Kalimba Gecko model K17K

  • Type of instrument: Percussion – Idiophone – Lamellophone
  • Number of Blades, Keys or Notes: 17
  • Resonance box: Yes
  • Materials: Solid acacia koa wood body, high quality steel slats
  • Size: 18.5 x 13 x 3 centimeters
  • Key: C major


The species of wood used for your future Instrument is a determining factor for you? We have several Thumb Pianos of the Gecko brand, some of which are made of sandalwood like the Gecko K17SD brand Kalimba or mahogany like the Gecko K17M brand Kalimba . With this wide choice, you will be sure to find the perfect Musical Instrument for you.