|Project by Eddie G||posted 02-04-2014 03:01 PM||1515 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Here are pics of the latest project I made. It’s a kalimba or thumb piano. I made it out of flamed maple. The rosette is a broach I found at goodwill and cut the clasp off the back. I installed a simple piezo pickup with volume and tone making it electric. I went to the local music shop and got an old clarinet case for $8. Took out the guts, cut some scraps to fit the kalimba and covered it with new felt from jo-Ann’s fabric. This I made for my daughter Isabella’s 13th birthday present. I took it in to the music shop to show the owner and he held it up and said “if Fender made KALIMBAS”. Turned out pretty good. Sounds beautiful. And Bella liked it. Enjoy. The wood and keys came as a kit from www.kalimbakit.com Robert Renick thank you for providing a quality base for a special gift for my baby sunshine.
-- Ed G., Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.A.