Mbira Lamellophone

Mbira Lamellophone


Shiver with pleasure while playing the Mbira, an amazing Lamellophone

Lamellophones are a category of Musical Instrument that produce sound by vibrating one or more thin pieces of metal, called keys or blades. One side of this key is fixed while the other is left free. The musician will then press the free part of the key to obtain the desired vibrations. This Mbira-type Lamellophone model is made of soft solid mahogany wood which will give perfect acoustics. In addition, an adorable cat’s head forms the opening of the sound box to enchant the Instrumentalist when playing melodies.

Given as a gift :

  • A fabric carry bag
  • A tuning hammer
  • A set of stickers to place on the slides to facilitate memorization
  • A cleaning cloth
  • Two thumb guards


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Get a solid wood instrument that cares about the environment

A multitude of poor quality Sanzas are sometimes produced using reconstituted wood. It is, in fact, to compact chips in order to merge them using synthetic glues dangerous for health. At Instruments du Monde, all of our wooden Mbiras are produced using raw components. The Instruments are then more visually pleasing, but above all, they do not introduce harmful components into the manufacturing process.



Embark on a melodious journey in the middle of Africa

Did you know that almost all the archaeological remains of the Thumb Piano confirm that this Musical Instrument was born in sub-Saharan Africa? This small object was presented as used mainly in Zimbabwe for festive events or to connect with the deceased. When you have a Thumb Piano in your hands, it is guaranteed that you will be inspired by this Instrument filled with African heritage and customs.



Enjoy the Benefits of Music Therapy Using an Incredible Musical Instrument

Recent scientific studies are absolutely adamant about this, Music has a profoundly beneficial effect on the brain of individuals. It acts on the neurons in such a way as to stimulate them and therefore has genuine therapeutic virtues. The Mbira , for its part, emits melodious and pure sounds which multiplies its ability to relax its user. With such a Musical Instrument in your hands, you will certainly benefit from all the benefits provided by Music.



Master an array of songs without the hassle

Do you dream of interpreting beautiful music as quickly as possible using an Instrument? Well, go for the Kalimba . In this Musical Instrument, everything has been planned to assist you in learning it. Each blade coincides with a single note and the scores simply tell you when it is necessary to make them vibrate. He is not obliged to understand the complex symbols of music theory. You will interpret the songs with ease and only with the right notes.



Get yourself an Instrument from the Lamellophone family with this superb Mbira!



Technical characteristics of the Mbira type Lamellophone

    • Type of instrument: Percussion – Idiophone – Lamellophone
    • Number of Blades, Keys or Notes: 17
    • Resonance box: Yes
    • Materials: Solid mahogany body, high quality steel slats
    • Dimensions: 18 x 13.5 x 3.5 centimeters
    • Weight: 300 grams
    • Key: C major


    The design in the shape of a feline head is not necessarily a detail that pleases everyone. This is why our shop contains hundreds of different Thumb Pianos such as the Sanza Instrument and the Mbira African Instrument , all of which offer a unique style, one of which will inevitably suit you.