I had a Kalimba in the 1960s in college and it kept me company for a couple of years. I prospected in the summer months and spent a LOT of time alone. I'd play it at night before going to sleep. I remembered that thing and recently bought one for my grandkids. I decided to buy one for myself when I heard the sound, My old Kalimba was a dud compared to this one. My wife commented that it sounds like a harp. Great resonance. Re-learned "King of the Fairies" in a day and moving on to reading and writing music for it again. Pretty damn cool. Quality workmanship. Koa wood - nice and hard. My old one must have been made of pine. This is the easiest of all the 11 instruments I've played in my life and I probably like it best because it is a personal thing. You can amplify them, but Kalimbas are for you, not anyone else. If you can't play a Kalimba, you can't play anything - well, maybe a drum.