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Wah-Wah Kalimbas 17 Notes - Acacia - KL1705H

  • 17 notes
  • Wah-wah effect
  • C Major scale

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Wah-Wah Kalimbas

17 Notes - Acacia - KL1705H

The Meinl Sonic Energy Wah-Wah Kalimba is a great-sounding melodic instrument with unique characteristics, not only in sound but also in design. Enjoy your beautiful melodies with 17 notes on the scale...

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Despite all care, it can happen with every Kalimba that the notes are slightly out of tune...

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About Wah-Wah Kalimbas

The Meinl Sonic Energy Wah-Wah Kalimba is a great-sounding melodic instrument with unique characteristics, not only in sound but also in design. Enjoy your beautiful melodies with 17 notes on the scale of C Major. The material is high-quality acacia wood. 
This Kalimba has a body-oriented soundhole so you can create a great wah-wah effect while playing by simply bouncing the Kalimba body on and off your belly which creatively moves the sound. 
The Kalimba comes with a case so you can protect it from scratches and other damage. To remove stains from your Kalimba and to keep it safe afterward, a microfiber cloth and a linen bag are also included. Besides that, we have added a tuning hammer in case you want to retune your Kalimba. 

The Kalimba originally comes from Africa. It is a centuries-old instrument, also known as "Mbira" and "Sansa" or simply "thumb piano". There are metal reeds placed on a wooden resonance box, which are plucked with the thumbs to produce a metallically fine sound.



  • 17 notes
  • Wah-wah effect
  • C Major scale
  • Harmonious tone sequence
  • Hollowed resonating body made of acacia wood


  • 394g
  • 13.9oz


  • d'', b', g', e', c', a, f, d, c, e, g, b, d', f', a', c'', e''


  • Linen bag
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Tuning Hammer


  • Acacia


  • Gloss

From music to meditation changing focus

The great thing about Meinl Sonic Energy Kalimbas, besides their accessibility to anyone, is their ability to create a calming effect on your senses.

Right away, you'll feel a soothing, ambient tone fill the space around you as you pluck the steel tines (or keys). The top grade materials we use deliver a pleasant and pure sound that has the power to shift your focus and clear your mind.

End of day ritual or sound immersion experience

Play the kalimba to help reduce anxiety or stress before going to sleep. For sound practitioners, you can incorporate these kalimbas into sound baths or meditation sessions. Yoga instructors may find them useful for signaling a change in pose. Of course, musicians can have their fun with them too.

Pre-tuned and ready to play right out of the box


Equally useful for sound therapy as they are in traditional musical settings, these kalimbas serve a multitude of purposes for any type of player.

Meinl Sonic Energy Kalimbas easily fit in your hands for a comfortable playing experience. They are designed to be played by anyone, regardless of age or skill.

Play indoors or outside with a group or by yourself to aid in meditation and center your focus.

The body

The body of these instruments, either solid or hollow, amplifies the sounds created by the tongues. 

Some of our kalimbas feature a sound hole, which helps, similar to the hole of an acoustic guitar, spreading the tone naturally. 
Solid kalimbas meanwhile are known for their sturdy, compact design and dense warm sound.
Wah-wah Kalimbas add a new dimension to the sound by letting the player vary the frequency focus put out by the instrument and thus creating different sounds similar to a wah-pedal for guitars.
The smooth edges and body surface provide a pleasant feel and sleek appearance, particularly when combined with the detailed engraving on our sound hole kalimbas.

Expert craftsmanship

These kalimbas are crafted with exceptional care using top grade tone woods including maple/acacia blend, mahogany, acacia and maple.

The wood is finished with a stain that brings out the natural grain for a refined and high-end appearance.

We use solid, chrome plated steel for the tines that delivers a pure and resonant sound. These tines are pre-tuned to C Major scale.

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