Hugh Tracey Hugh Tracey Celeste Alto + PU The same as the flat board-mounted, 15 note Celeste Alto, but with a piezo-electric pickup! .. Product #: CEALTO+P Regular price: $120.00 $120.00

Hugh Tracey Celeste Alto + PU

Brand: Hugh Tracey
Product Code: CEALTO+P

Price: $120.00

Available Options

Tine Color:

Choose the color of the painted tines, or take "Soonest Available" or "Unpainted."

Alto Tuning:

Most people (90%) want the Standard G Tuning (Alto books presume this tuning). You can check out the alternative Alto tunings.

Add Kalimba Bag:

The Celeste Alto, perfect for small hands, musically highly capable, with an electronic pickup (PU) installed.

This instrument is played just like the 15-note alto Kalimba, but it lacks the resonant box. Consequently, it sounds even more like an antique music box than does the alto kalimba. The small sound board is well-suited for small hands or children. The small board also permits using the right index finger up-stroke method typically used in mbira playing. A nice trick to increase the volume is to hold it against a window or a table as a sounding board.

But THIS one comes with a built-in piezo-electric pickup.

We don't have sound clips of the Celeste Alto + PU, please listen to these sound clips of the acoustic Celeste Alto:

Celeste Alto, G Major

Celeste Alto, G minor

Also note that this is the best ALTO model for small hands.

You can find information about the Alto on the"How to Play" the Alto Kalimba Page.