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We convert existing koras from the traditional leather rings to machine heads.  We also repair and adjust both types.  A kora can also be customised to suit your own hands, for example some people need a larger bridge to make it easier for them to reach the strings.

 

To convert an existing kora costs from £150 to £390 depending on how much you need us to do in terms of assembly, stringing up and retuning.   A new neck is cut and used for every kora.

Conversion, Repair and Customisation
Standard sapele kora neck with chrome machine heads

If you need help repairing a kora or simply want advice on how to turn one into a playable instrument from one that was perhaps bought on e-bay  or on holiday in a fit of enthusiasm, do feel free to get in touch.  We’ll do what we can to help with free advice and suggestions.

Professional Conversion

We convert your kora, replacing all parts other than the kora body. The price will be reduced by £50 if we use your bridge and pad. Note: this price will be confirmed on seeing the kora to be converted, as the condition of the kora body with it’s handles and crossbar is an important factor.

£390

Conversion Kit A

Neck with eyelets, oiled, eyebolt, machine heads fitted, with all strings, a new bridge and pad

£295

Conversion Kit B

Neck with eyelets, oiled, eyebolt, drilled ready for loose machine heads with all strings, a new bridge and pad

£270

Conversion Kit C

Neck with eyelets, oiled, eyebolt, machine heads fitted (no strings, bridge or pad)

£235

Conversion Kit D

Neck with eyelets, oiled, eyebolt, drilled ready for included loose machine heads (no strings, bridge or pad)

£210

Conversion Kit E

Most basic option - a machined, shaped and sanded neck with holes drilled to show position of eyelets/strings, leaving you to buy your own machine heads and drill the relevant holes (advised only if experienced and confident)

£150

Sapele kora neck with gold-coloured machine heads
Dark wood stained kora neck with chrome machine heads
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All conversions and kits require a £100 deposit

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