Unleashing the Musical Magic of the Hokema B17 C Major Kalimba

This article delves into the enchanting world of the B17 C Major from Hokema Kalimbas, a mesmerizing instrument that captivates both beginners and seasoned musicians alike. Join me as I explore the unique features, exceptional craftsmanship, and soulful melodies that make the Hokema B17 C Major a must-have for any music enthusiast.

Introduction to the Hokema B17 Kalimba and its features

MaterialSolid American black cherry wood corpus
Measurements6.9″x 7″x 1.6″ 
TuningC-major: c, d, e, f, g, a, h, C, D, E, F, G, A, H, C,
Price$149 Correct as of 16th July 2023 – See Below
Hokema B17 Kalimba

Hokema B17 C Major $149

Hokema, known for its high-quality, handcrafted musical instruments, offers the B17 C Major Kalimba, which is highly versatile and intuitive for beginners and advanced players.

The Harmony of Craftsmanship and Melody

The Artistry Behind Hokema Instruments

Hokema, a renowned name in the world of musical instruments, has been crafting exceptional pieces since 1985. Each Hokema instrument is meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, ensuring the highest quality and attention to detail. With a deep-rooted passion for music, the Hokema team infuses their instruments with a touch of magic, creating an unparalleled musical experience.

A Glimpse into the Hokema B17 C Major

The Hokema B17 C Major is a captivating Kalimba that brings musicians a harmonious blend of simplicity and versatility. Crafted from premium quality materials, this instrument emanates a warm and resonant sound, transporting listeners to tranquillity and inspiration. Its innovative design features 17 precisely tuned tongues, enabling effortless playability and a wide range of melodic possibilities.

What I love about the Hokema B17 Kalimba

Hokema B17 Storage softbag

Hokema Softbag for B17 Kalimba $54.50

Safeguard your Kalimba B17 with the ultimate protection: the new Kalimba B17 Softbag. From its reinforced fiberglass build to its fully-padded interior, this lightweight yet durable bag ensures your instrument stays pristine. Transport safely with a secure, adjustable shoulder strap.

First, this is one of the widest in the range from Hokema, so if you have very small hands, perhaps the B11 Melody may be better for you. In any case, the beauty of this model is the scale and, of course, the 17 tuned tines that allow two Octaves of the C-Major Scale and a world of creativity, not to mention the transposition of well know tunes to replicate.

It feels sturdy in your hands and is surprisingly easy to play, especially if you like to add in thumb runs, much like you would on a piano. This is a thumb piano after all!

The larger board allows more resonance and volume and is finished beautifully and super smooth. When I feel particularly creative or want to record some accompaniment to my other instruments this is my go-to from Hokema.

Unleashing Your Musical Potential

Hokema B17 Kalimba

Beginner-Friendly and Expert-Approved

Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just beginning your musical journey, the Hokema B17 C Major offers an inviting platform for self-expression. Its intuitive design allows beginners to quickly grasp the fundamentals of rhythm and melody, while providing advanced players with endless opportunities for creativity and improvisation. Regardless of your skill level, the Hokema B17 C Major empowers you to unlock your musical potential.

Expanding Your Repertoire

The Hokema B17 C Major is a standalone instrument and a versatile companion that harmonizes beautifully with other musical instruments. Its soulful melodies effortlessly blend with guitars, ukuleles, handpans, and various percussion instruments. Integrating the Hokema B17 C Major into your musical repertoire opens up a world of collaborative possibilities, adding depth and richness to your ensemble.

Embracing the Joy of Music

Therapeutic Benefits of the Hokema B17 C Major

Beyond its musical prowess, the Hokema B17 C Major offers therapeutic benefits that soothe the mind and nurture the soul. As you immerse yourself in its melodic embrace, you’ll experience a sense of tranquility and relaxation. Playing the Hokema B17 C Major acts as a form of meditation, allowing you to find solace and express your emotions through the language of music.

Connecting with Others

Music has the remarkable ability to bridge gaps and unite people from diverse backgrounds. The Hokema B17 C Major serves as a catalyst for connection, providing a shared experience that transcends language barriers. Whether you’re playing solo or jamming with friends, the Hokema B17 C Major encourages collaboration, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.


At We Play Well Together, we believe in the transformative power of music. The Hokema B17 C Major encapsulates the essence of our mission, delivering a harmonious blend of craftsmanship, versatility, and joy. With its enchanting melodies and therapeutic qualities, this instrument has the potential to inspire musicians around the world. Unlock your musical creativity and embark on a journey of self-expression with the Hokema B17 C Major — an instrument that speaks the universal language of music.

Remember, the Hokema B17 C Major is more than just a musical instrument; it’s a gateway to a world of melodies and emotions. Discover the enchantment of the Hokema B17 C Major today and let your musical spirit soar.

My Kalimba Collection

My personal collection of Hokema Kalimbas extends through – the B5B7 and B9 Electro versions, the B11 Melody, The B17 and, of course, a Sansula Rennaisance. You can even catch one of my Handpans in the background here.

A personal collection of Hokema Kalimbas

Reviews of my Other Kalimbas

Hokema Sansula Renaissance

Sansula Renaissance A Minor $208

Introducing the Hokema Kalimba Sansula Renaissance, a fusion of the captivating Kalimba and resonating Sansula. Handcrafted with precision, this instrument delivers exceptional sound quality, and exquisite craftsmanship.

Hokema B11 Kalimba

Hokema B11 Melody G-Major $81

The Hokema B11 Kalimba Melody is a handcrafted thumb piano known for its exceptional quality and is suitable for musicians of all levels. It offers a versatile melodic range, a G-Major tuning, and an ergonomic design for comfortable playing.

Hokema B9 Electro Pro

B9 Electro A-Minor $119

The Hokema Kalimba B9 Electro is an electrically amplified thumb piano tracing its roots in traditional African music. Meticulous craftsmanship and stringent tuning of its metal keys deliver enchanting rhythms.

Hokema B7 Electro Kalimba

B7 Electro C-Pentatonic $119

The Hokema Kalimba B7 is a modern interpretation of the traditional African thumb piano, renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship, high-quality material, and excellent sound quality. Ideal for various music genres

Hokema B5 Pocket Kalimba $43

A small, travel-friendly kalimba instrument, the Hokema B5 is a great option. It’s also one of the best quality mini-kalimbas on the market, making it an excellent choice for beginner musicians.

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