Paragon Heartwood Mali Kora - 20 String - Peg Tuned

This professional kora (CORE-uh) is among the best available anywhere in the US, with superior craftsmanship and materials.

SKU: PKORAM

Availability: In stock

$1,199.95
$1,199.95

Details

Details

This professional Paragon Heartwood Mali Kora (CORE-uh) is among the best traditional, imported available anywhere in the US, with superior craftsmanship and materials. The kora is a Mande stringed instrument, like a combination between the lute and the harp, with a classical guitar-like sound quality, played throughout western Africa. Main components are large half-gourd, notched floating bridge, full-length neck, decorated hand posts, and key-tuned tensioning. It is played by holding the instrument facing you, holding hand posts with both hands, and plucking the strings with thumbs and fingers.

Features:

  • Built to professional musician standards by expert artisans in Mali using traditional methods
  • Thick calabash half-gourd body, 20-22" wide, 10-11" deep, with large bass hole
  • Goatskin covering, attached with decorative tacks and additional tack designs
  • 6" notched floating hardwood bridge with carved decoration
  • 21 fish-line strings of variable thicknesses attached with metal base ring and guitar-like tuning keys
  • Carved solid hardwood neck extending 32-34" out from gourd
  • Being a stringed instrument, this kora will require tuning after shipping

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU PKORAM
Material Hardwood Neck and Bridge, Synthetic Strings, Gourd Body with Tanned Leather Top
Dimensions ~52"x22"x17"
Country of Origin Ghana
Tuning System Leather Strips
Wood Type Calabash Gourd

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