A 21 (or optionally 22) string kora that is made using Keno wood. This wood, traditionally used for koras, is really brought to life as Adam has worked and finished it to a subtle sheen, with beautiful figuring.
All the keno we use has been sourced and imported by us personally and we have some at the moment that we literally carried back from our land in Kafountine, Senegal as a tree came down in the rainy season of 2014. Each kora made with this has a little piece of our home and history within it.
We reserve the best-shaped and largest calabashes for these koras and take even more time than usual over their selection and building. We are confident that these koras are the very best that Adam makes.
More information about how we make our koras and the timber.
Payment & Delivery
For each Kora we will ask for a deposit of 25% to be paid upfront. This will secure your order and we will begin building your kora if we do not have one ready.
-Construction can take anywhere from 4 – 12 weeks and is dependent upon your requirements and our schedule. We will contact you when the kora is ready and to take final payment.
-Delivery is charged it at cost and the arrangements vary with every instrument we sell, from using a courier to deliver worldwide or even meeting for collection at a convenient place.
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 use purpose-built boxes to ship the koras.
We send your kora in specialist packaging and always use an insured courier delivery. We will always give you an accurate price for shipping + insurance, but as a rough price guide here are some previous approximate costs:
- UK/France -110€.
- Italy -140€
- Finland -215€
- US -240€
- Kuwait -370€.
Delivery from collection is 3-5 working days worldwide. For customers outside of the European Union (EU) please also bear in mind any customs charges (see more information here
We are also happy for customers to come to us to collect their kora – this could be the UK or France so best to check where we are on our calendar! If you come to us there is no delivery charge, you’ll get an introductory lesson and undoubtedly a tea or coffee.
If in doubt, simply get in touch!