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Board Piano170 Howard Street 
PO Box 248
Ocracoke Island, NC 27960
252-928-5541
info@villagecraftsmen.com

Musical Instruments

All of our musical instruments (including the psaltry, strumstick, kalimba and ocarina) are easy-to-play but produce remarkable and very pleasing sounds.

Click on any link below to go directly to that item on our Musical Instruments page.
 
Board Thumb Pianos Strumstick & Case
Gourd Thumb Pianos Strumstick Songbook
Kalimba Songbooks


 


The 8-Note Board Thumb Piano (Kalimba)
Board Thumb Piano
This is our simplest kalimba. It is sturdy, easy to hold, and has excellent sound.  With 8 keys, it is available in padauk, walnut, or cherry.
8 Note Board Thumb Piano
Item No: CAT001
Qty: Price: $44.00
Wood:

12-Note Board Thumb Piano (Kalimba) with Inlay

The 12-Note Board Thumb Piano is similar to the 8-Note Thumb Piano (above), but each one is made of an assortment of woods, including, paduak, cherry, & mahogany.  The actual configuration of woods may be slightly different from the thumb piano pictured. 

12 Note Board Thumb Piano
Item No: CAT003
Qty: Price: $74.00


Gourd Thumb Piano
Gourd Thumb Piano
This thumb piano includes an attached leather strap strung with colorful hand-painted beads. Each gourd is carefully selected and has an 
authentic paduak top. Finger holes on the side provide added opportunities for improvisation. Available with 8 or 12 keys.

Because gourds are natural items no two thumb pianos are ever exactly alike. 

8-Key Gourd Thumb Piano
Item No: CAT002
Qty:Price: $72.00


12-Key Gourd Thumb Piano
Item No: CAT003
Qty:Price: $82.00


8-Note Kalimba Songbook
Kalimba Songbook
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Songbook for 8-Note Kalimbas (may be used for both the board piano and the gourd piano)
Item No: MCN006
Qty:Price: $8.50
 

12-Note Kalimba Songbook
Kalimba Songbook
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Songbook for 12-Note Kalimbas (may be used for both the board piano and the gourd piano)
Item No: MCN007
Qty:Price: $8.50


Standard Strumstick and Soft Case (Scroll down to view Grand Strumstick)
StrumstickStrumstick Case
Extraordinarily playable and charming, our 3-stringed strumstick challenges the musician and invites the non-player to experiment.  Excellent sound in a small, easy-to-carry instrument. Paduak with spruce top and bird's-eye-maple back.  Tuned to G, D, G.  

29 1/2 long by 4 wide by 1 deep.

12 page instruction booklet/owner's manual and instruction/tuning tape included.

The tuning is G D G (one octave higher). The lower G is the same note as the guitar third string.
The frets are placed to give a diatonic scale, with an additional flatted seventh. Pitch range is 2 1/2 octaves.
The Strumstick has it's own unique sound. People say it reminds them of a blend of banjo, dulcimer, and mandolin.
The strings are loop end (banjo or mandolin), .023 wound, .014 plain, .010 plain.

Strumstick
Item No: MCN001
Qty:Price: $178.00

Strumstick Case 
Custom made case with strap and pocket for strings. The color of the case you receive may be different from the case shown here.
Item No: MCN002
Qty:Price: $21.00

Grand Strumstick

The Grand Strumstick plays the same way as the Standard, but is pitched lower. The Standard is high and bright, and distinctly cheery, while the Grand is darker, and moodier, and a little bit richer sounding. 

33 inches long, 5 wide, and 1 deep. 

Paduak with spruce top and bird's-eye-maple back.  

Tuned to D A D, with the high D being the same note as the middle string of the basic Strumstick. The Low D is the same note as a guitar 4th string. It can also be tuned C G C (key of C) and E A E (key of A). The frets are placed to give a diatonic scale, with an additional flatted seventh. Pitch range is 2 1/2 octaves. The primary key is D 

The Grand Strumstick comes with a free instruction book and instruction CD. An inlay Rosette is included at no additional cost. 

Grand Strumstick
Item No: MCN003
Qty:Price: $206.00

Grand Strumstick Case 
Custom made case with strap and pocket for strings. The color of the case you receive may be different from the case shown above.
Item No: MCN004
Qty:Price: $21.00


Strumstick Songbook
Strumstick Songbook

Songbook for Strumstick
Item No: MCN003
Qty:Price: $6.00

 

 

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