The Malika Kora

 

A compact, well built and affordable instrument.

Utilizing the same tried and tested building methods and materials as the Pro-models.

This model is partially built at our shop in Malika, Senegal. The body and neck of this instrument are created by Laye Diop and his able crew. More information here:

 

 

 

The components are shipped to the Colorado shop where the instrument is fitted with original Kumbengo Koras parts, hardware and strings.

Featuring: small/medium sized bodies, slotted mahogany necks, cowskin, mahogany bars, Made In Senegal

Maple bridge and plate, trapeze tailpiece, 14:1 Grover tuners, Custom Kora Strings, Made in Colorado

Assembled in Colorado

If you would like to order an instrument, contact us at info@kumbengokoras.com
For more information about ordering, click here
For information about shipping, click here

SPECS:

Model: Malika
Serial #:
Cost: starting at $995.-US

TUNING:

Key: F (can be transposed as high as A)
Scale: heptatonic
Range: F2 – A5 (87.307 Hz – 1760Hz)
Note Layout: Traditional
Handedness: Right/Left optional

STRINGS:

Number: 21 (22nd String Bb2 optional)
Material: Nylon, Nylon Wound
String Gauge: Light/Medium

PICKUPS:

Brand: Optional
Pre-amp:
Pickups:

NECK:

Wood Species: Mahogany
Construction: Solid
Design: Slotted
Inlay: No
Veneer: No
Finish: French Polish

TUNERS:

Brand: Grover Sta-Tite
Turn Ratio: 14:1
Material: Nickel Plated Steel

GOURD:

Size: Small/Medium
Country of Origin: Senegal
Decoration: No

FASTENERS:

Type: Screws
Material: Nickel Plated Steel

SOUND TOP:

Material: Cowskin
Country of Origin: Senegal
Thickness: Thin / Medium

BARS:

Wood Species: Mahogany, Maple
Surface: Textured
Finish: French Polish

BRIDGE:

Wood Species: Maple
Style: Beveled
Finish: French Polish

BRIDGE PLATE:

Wood Species: Maple
Finish: French Polish

TAILPIECE:

Style: Trapeze
Material: Nickel Plated Steel