The incredibly soothing and magical Sansula instrument belongs to the family of the Kalimba, also known as a thumb piano, and can be played just as easily as your standard kalimba. The instrument has an innovative and patented suspended mounting of the resonating block on a membrane, which gives it such an amazing capability in it's tone and resonance. We at Beautiful Sounds agree it is the most beautiful sounding and easy to play kalimba out there!
The Sansula is known not only its unbelievable sound, but it's elegant design. The oval frame of laminated Beech wood is fitted with a membrane which, together with the resonating block, produces a prolonged, warm and soft tone. It's infamous 'wah-wah' effect can be produced by holding the instrument against the body, on the thigh, or laying it on a table and then moving it up and down on the surface at varying speeds.
The Sansula is shipped with a slim yet very protective custom travel case, included in the price. Stardard Sansula tuning in A minor allows a beginner to start creating wonderful melodies right away as all notes work together harmoniously.
You can get the Hokema Sansula in the following models:
- Sansula Renaissance (synthetic membrane) - TOP CHOICE!
- Sansula Deluxe (goat skin membrane)
- Sansula Elektro (with electric pickup installed)
The Sansula RENAISSANCE was developed to combine the best features of our other models in one, fitted with a robust synthetic REMO drumskin. The Renaissance is resistant to moisture, so it retains its tension under conditions of varying air humidity and thus also retains its wonderful sound. For all age groups. The Sansula Renaissance is the best selling kalimba model here at Beautiful Sounds and highly recommended for amazing sound in any environment!
The Sansula DELUXE model features a natural goat skin membrane which gives a very nice resonant quality and beautiful natural look to the instrument.
The Sansula ELEKTRO is the Sansula Renaissance model with an added electric pickup inside the instrument, with a very accessible 1/4 inch jack for easily amplifying your kalimba without ever needing a microphone.
Experimenting with a new tuning for your Sansula is made easy with these Tuning Videos, the special Tuning Tool (available for separate purchase), and any handheld tuner (or free tuning app on your phone).
The tuning tool has an indentation on the top so you can place it securely at the end of the tine and it won't slide when you use a small hammer to tap the tuning tool and push the tines in or out.
Check out all the potential new tunings to explore below!
Your Sansula Renaissance Kalimba and related accessories ship directly to your door from California.