I am more of a performing musician than a seller of instruments, but every now and then things pass through my workshop, or I need to get rid of some gear, or (most likely) I've repaired a kora or djembe that now needs a new home. Maybe my new side-profession is being a kora rescuer! (i.e. fixing up old koras that either have been abandoned or become un-tuneable). Please email me using the Contact Form to inquire about or make a purchase.
Current items for sale: 1 kora, 1 djembe bag, 1 condenser djembe mic, and 1 cello gig bag.
New for Kumandi campers!
Kora (used) from the Gambia / USA -- $525
Details and Specs:
Cost: USD $525
Country of Origin: Gambia & USA
Height: 46 1/2”
Width: 17 1/2”
Tonic / Key: G major (can be tuned to other keys)
Material: Berkley Trilene Monofilament Fishing Line
Bass String Style: Monofilament (Green)
Anchor String Color: Green Tint
Style: Open Front w/Fret Inlays of different species
Brand: Stewart MacDonald Economy Open Gear
Turn Ratio: 14:1
Material: Chrome w/Pearlescent Knob
Country of Origin: Gambia
Decoration: “Bamba Touba 1”
Extras: Sound Hole in Shape of Africa
Handles & Bridge:
Covering: Traditional Red Fabric
Material: Steel Rebar
This kora was built in the Gambia and brought back to the US by a kora student. It exchanged hands several times and got a new neck with wooden tuners designed and made by Andrew Moore. Years later, the kora made it to me and I dismantled it, refinished the neck, mounted machine tuners, restrung it, and got it ready for it's new home.