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 make purpose-built plywood boxes to ship the koras.
- How much? As a rough price guide, the specialist packaging we use plus an insured courier delivery within the UK or France costs approximately £90/110€. In the past it has cost in euros: to Italy 140€, to Finland 215€, to the US 240€ and to Kuwait 370€. Delivery from point of collection is 3-5 working days worldwide. 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, UK or the EU.
- Collection: We are also happy for customers to come to us to collect their kora – that could be the UK or France depending on when it is ready. If you come to us there is no delivery charge, you get free coffee and an introductory lesson 🙂