Mali Paragon Kamel Ngoni - 8 String

This ngoni (nn-GO-nee) version, known as kamel ngoni (or kamalen ngoni), is part of the family of hunters lute-harps of the Mande people in Mali.
SKU: PKNM

Availability: In stock

$659.95
$659.95

Details

Details

This ngoni (nn-GO-nee) version, known as kamel ngoni (or kamalen ngoni), is part of the family of hunters lute-harps of the Mande people in Mali. The kamel ngoni is similar to the kora in that it has a calabash gourd body, hand posts, notched bridge, and neck, but only has 7-8 strings. The instrument is played facing the musician with one or two hands on the hand posts, with fingers and thumbs plucking the open strings. This kamal ngoni is built to professional standards in Mali.

Features:

  • Thick calabash gourd body, 13-15 inch diameter with bass hole
  • Goat skin stretched tight and fixed to gourd with decorative tacks
  • Hardwood hand posts, bridge, and bridge supports and pad
  • Thick hardwood neck, 27-30in long, and 7-8 fish-line strings
  • Hardwood tuning keys or pegs for precisions, guitar-like tuning
  • Handcrafted using traditional methods in Mali by expert ngoni builders
  • Being a stringed instrument, this ngoni will need to be tuned after shipping

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU PKNM
Material Hardwood Neck and Bridge, Synthetic Strings, Gourd Body with Tanned Leather Top
Dimensions 44"x18"x15"
Country of Origin Ghana
Tuning System Leather Strips
Wood Type Calabash Gourd

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