This is a perfect first kalimba for most adults. Its easy to play and understand, has a sweet sound, and can play a very wide range of music: pop, folk, rock, African, classical, carols. Great fun to play.
While this kalimba is the same size as the Hugh Tracey Treble kalimba, it is made with thinner wood and thus weighs a bit less than the Hugh Tracey, so it could be easier for smaller persons to handle. The tines are softer and thinner metal, which means this one is easier on your thumbs if you are a beginner.