These are great instruments for children, for adults who may be overwhelmed by bigger kalimbas, and for people who want a taste of Africa without having to work too hard.
Solid board kalimbas are thinner than the resonance box kalimbas,so they are perfect for smaller hands.
8/10/15 Note Kalimbas are great to start, they share all of the layout features with the bigger Kalimbas, but they only have a few notes, everything you learn here can be fully transferred to the bigger kalimbas. With fewer tines, these kalimba tilts the odds in favor of success. They are sized for young hands, while they are basic instruments that are easy to learn on, they are still good instruments and anyone can play one.