Kora, Deluxe Model

The Kumbengo Koras Deluxe Model represents the ultimate in kora design and execution. Here we get to apply all our lutherie and fine woodworking skills and create truly magnificent, one of a kind heirloom instruments.

With this model we combine all the features of the Pro Model with a multitude of decorative options, such as highly figured necks, rare burl and exotic veneers and intricate marquetry inlays. We lathe turn elegant handle bars from a selection of fine hardwoods and hand carve matching bridge and plate. The x-large gourd is decorated with our distinct spiral design. You can specify gold plated tuners and brass fasteners, we can even have the tailpiece plated in 24-karat gold.
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Deluxe Kora5

SPECS:

Model: Deluxe
Serial #:
Cost: starting at 2750.-US$

TUNING:

Key: F-A
Scale:
Range:
Note Layout: Traditional
Handedness: Right/Left

STRINGS:

Number: 21
Material: Nylon, Nylon Wound
String Gauge: Medium/Heavy

PICKUPS:

Brand: Optional
Pre-amp:
Pickups:

 

NECK:

Wood Species: Mahogany, Maple
Construction: Carbon fiber reinforced
Design: Slotted
Inlay: Yes
Veneer: Yes
Finish: French Polish

TUNERS:

Brand: Grover Sta-Tite
Turn Ratio: 18:1
Material: Nickel Plated Steel, Gold optional

Deluxe Kora6

 

Deluxe Kora1

GOURD:

Size: X-large
Country of Origin: Nigeria, Mali, Senegal
Decoration: Yes

FASTENERS:

Type: Screws w. Finish Washers
Material: Nickel Plated Steel, Brass optional

 

SOUND TOP:

Material: Cowskin
Country of Origin: USA
Thickness: Medium/Thick

BARS:

Wood Species: Mahogany, Maple, Rosewood, Bubinga, Wenge
Surface: Lathe turned
Finish: French Polish

Deluxe Kora2

 

Deluxe Kora3

BRIDGE:

Wood Species: Maple, Rosewood, Bubinga
Style: Beveled
Finish: French Polish

BRIDGE PLATE:

Wood Species: Maple, Rosewood, Bubinga
Finish: French Polish

 

TAILPIECE:

Style: Trapeze
Material: Steel, nickel or gold plating optional

Deluxe Kora4