Delivery arrangements vary with every instrument we sell, from using a courier to deliver worldwide, to meeting at a convenient place. Therefore the website prices do not include shipping. The cost of getting your kora to you simply depends on how much packaging and delivery costs us – we will charge it at cost.
- How? If being sent by courier or parcel service we take the bridge down to protect the kora in transit (and reduce the shipping costs). This means that you need to put it back up, and retune the kora. We have a helpful video to help you do this and have been told by several customers that it was much easier than they had feared! We ship mostly from Gambia now (we are in neighbouring Senegal) and work with Dembo Jobarteh who has been shipping his own koras with Gampost very successfully for several years.
- How much? As a rough price guide, most koras shipped will cost around 100€ to Europe. We are just starting to ship from West Africa so do not yet have a firm idea of prices further afield. We will always give you an accurate price for shipping and insurance. Please consider customs charges – check with us to confirm where your kora is being shipped from West Africa, UK or the EU.
- Collection: We are also happy for customers to come to us to collect their kora – though as most are now made at our place in Kafountine, Senegal that could be an expensive, though wonderful, round-trip! Sometimes it could be the UK or France. If you come to us there is no delivery charge, you get free coffee and an introductory lesson 🙂