This kora is made with a wooden soundboard instead of animal skin. It is 100% vegan. We first created one following a request from a customer a few years ago and have realised that it should be better known, so now it’s part of our usual range. We use chrome Gotoh enclosed machine heads on all of our koras.
Interestingly it has quite an ‘old school’ sound and certainly qualifies as a great sounding instrument. Adam has devised a way to make the Vegan kora look like as stylish as any other kora. Other than the wooden soundboard, all other elements and the quality are the same as for our Sapele Kora
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.