A 21 (or optionally 22) string kora with a Dark Walnut neck , handles, cross piece and pad. We use chrome Gotoh enclosed machine heads on all of our koras.
We generally use the darkest most figured pieces of Walnut, but if you have a particular preference let us know. This timber works and finishes beautifully. It is a good locally-sourced alternative to Sapele as used in our Standard Kora as it is plentiful at our French base, in the Midi-Pyrénées.
In terms of sound quality, we’re really pleased with the tone; it provides a good step up from the Standard Kora without the expense and weight of Bubinga. See About Our Koras for more details on the materials we use and the processes.
Please note: this year 2021 we do not plan to return to Europe from Senegal until July and any kora orders cannot be completed until then. We have removed the deposit requirement, but please do place an order if you are happy to wait. I will be in touch.