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22 metal rounded keys
Built in DUAL sensor pickup and phono jack provides excellent amplified fidelity
Nhare tuned by workshop member Cypren with bright sound
Compare this to other non-electric mbiras online retailing for over $200
Shipped quickly from CA.

Built in DUAL sensor pickup for premium sound amplification. One sensor positioned in the right of the board under the keys and one in the left of the soundboard. DUAL pickup and jack provides excellent amplified fidelity in this new style of workshop assembled Mbira. Includes cable that converts the 3.5 mini jack output to quarter inch male jack. Expands the musical possibilities such as routing the sound output through various effects boxes or simply plugging into your favorite amp for studio or live performance. I recently returned from Zimbabwe where I had a chance to meet with Cypren Vambe and his sons for a short performance which was just fantastic. Hand made by Cypren from a block of Mukwa hardwood that is carefully selected. This Mbira has 23 metal keys and this has a particularly great tone to it with decent sustain. When each key is made they use a master mbira to adjust each key to sound the same as that master mbiras keys ensuring it is tuned correctly. This is a Large full size mbira, check the measurements in the images. This is the primary imstrument of the Shona Zezuru people of Zimbabwe and has been for hundreds of years where the instrument first originated. In a typical mbira band performance there would be 4 mbira players, one playing bass, another playing rhythm, a sub rhythm player, a lead and finally a dancer! It is quite entrancing to hear the various sections played together by experienced players. Compare this to other non-electric mbiras online retailing for over $200. Made from the same Shona mbira masters as those were but at a fraction of the price. Being born and raised in Zim I can assure you this is an authentic Zim-bira! The keys can be adjusted up/down/sideways on the board to alter the tune as you please. A good start to reading up on tuning is here: http://www.nscottrobinson.com/mbiratunings.php This could make a great gift. This includes a basic guide to mbira. Please note the mbira you receive may have a slightly different wood patina than the one pictured but will be very similar. I ship quickly. Thanks for looking.

22 Key Shona Nhare ELECTRIC Mbira - Finger Piano Handmade in Zimbabwe

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, mukwa, metal, nyamaropa
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
  • Favorited by: 62 people