Manufactum LogoManufactum Logo

Sansula Renaissance

Sansula Renaissance
Sansula Renaissance
169,00 €all prices incl. VAT., excl. shipping costs
In stock, Delivery in 4-5 days

General Information

For Non-Musicians, Too.

A very melodic and easy-to-play instrument: the Sansula. The instrument was devised by Peter Hokema and is produced by his small manufacture in Walsrode, a town in the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony. The instrument can be classified as part of the lamellaphone family. Members of this broad family of instruments are known by a wide variety of names. In the Anglophone world, it is often called a thumb piano. Indigenous African names include likembe, mbira, sansu, zanzu, karimbao, marimba, karimba, okeme, ubo, or – between the late 1960s and early 1970s – sanza, as well as marímbula (also kalimba) in the Caribbean Islands. Unlike the kalimba which usually consists of a wooden body and several steel tongues, the Sansula has a resonant body built by a frame drum and drum skin supplementing its "kalimba part". The Sansula’s "kalimba part" has nine tongues which are tuned to the chord of A minor (plus two extra notes, h and f): to play a disharmony requires gross negligence. It is easy to play music extemporaneously with the Sansula, by inventing variations on a melody or creating new melodies, rhythms and harmonies – even for non-musicians. Additionally, by lifting the frame up and putting it back down again on the table while holding the instrument with both hands and using one’s thumbs to pluck the metal tongues so that they vibrate, a tremolo, known in electric guitar playing as the "wah-wah" sound effect, is achieved.

Product Information

Article Number 15771

Beechwood frame with drum skin, body made of Virginia bird cherry wood, tongues made of stainless steel. Length 19.8 cm, width 15.5 cm, height 6.7 cm. Weight 310 g.
Have a question?

If you have a question concerning this product you are welcome to contact us. For this your E-Mail program will open.

Contact Us

For advice, spare parts or special requests - our customer centre will take care of your questions and concerns, personally and competently.

You can reach us from Monday to Friday at +49 (0)2309 939 095 or anytime at

Gift Certificates

It’s good for everything: With our PDF gift certificates you can choose from the entire Manufactum selection. Pick a motif which you can send by email or print out and present personally, immediately after submitting your order.

Order Now

About Manufactum


Our products impress by their long service life due to excellent handicraft and well-thought-out functionality; plus, we get wearing parts replaced and mechanisms repaired for you.


We focus on sustainability, natural ingredients, and materials that benefit from your care for our product selection. Production processes adhere to quality employment and safeguarding natural resources.


We work consistently on finding optimum qualities in materials and outstanding manufacturing techniques. We team up with seasoned experts to discover good things that may enrich your everyday life.


Please stop by and check out the array of products at our emporiums. Learn more about the stories behind the products there and in our online shop. Our expert staff will be happy to advise you.


Order, Service & Advice +49 (0)2309 939 095


The early bird catches the worm. Our subscribers are a step ahead, when it comes to new items, special offers, sales or events in our department stores. The new bargains we announce twice per week in our selection are exactly described. Would you like to hear from us, too?

Delivery & Payment

  • Invoice
  • Prepayment
  • Credit card Visa Mastercard
  • Special Orders
  • Replacement Parts
  • Product Advice
Manufactum GmbH - Hiberniastr. 5 - D-45731 Waltrop - Telephone: +49 (0)2309 939 095 - Telefax: +49-2309-939 850