Select and Compare: Kithouse Kalimba to the Donner 17 Key Kalimba

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 Kithouse KalimbaLet's get started by taking a close look at the Kithouse Kalimba.

 Donner 17 Key KalimbaThe challenger is the Donner 17 Key Kalimba.


Kithouse Kalimba

Donner 17 Key Kalimba


+ High quality
+ Beautiful design.
+ Comfortable flannel-lined carry case with optional shoulder strap.

+ Reduced budget option.
+ Simplistic decorative design.
+ Decent starter instrument.


It is another fantastic option which is affordably priced and has a decent soft carry case. It has some good essential items which render it good value for money despite not having any learning materials and we love the aesthetics of the mandala design.

It is as well made as the other pricier options, though it doesn't have a case just a pouch. Donner do make a version with a carry case that is a little more protective but it sells for a little more and we don't think its much of an upgrade when there are plenty much hardier on the market.

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