Custom made Premium Deluxe KoTaMo, Holly D.


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Custom made Premium Deluxe KoTaMo as per quote Q153HD, size approx. 60" x 17+" :             $ 5,100.00

  • Rectangular frame with slightly curved long sides for an improved sound
  • Koto with 16 strings & Ebony bridges tuned to a Pentatonic scale based on C# (OM):   C#2, Eb2, F#2, G2#, Bb2, C#3, Eb3, F#3, G#3, Bb3, C#4, Eb4, F#4, G#4, Bb4, C#5 plus 4 string Tanpura with bridge (C2#, 2x C3#, G2#) on one sound deck / 32 stringed Monochord: 20x C#3 (OM) + 6x Quint (5th) strings G#2 (Uranus) + 6x Bass strings C#2, on opposite sound deck;  Tuning is calming, relaxing, de-stressing

  • Sound decks from Sitka Spruce pine, high grade AA
  • Frame made from Purple Heart hard wood
  • Bridges and saddles made from Wenge, Wenge/Ebony
  • 1 pair of short steam bend legs from Ash for playing the instrument at the ground
  • 7 sound holes in a wave form (centered in each long side)
  • Upgraded Monochord with 8 additional strings: 4x C#3, 2x G#2, 2x C#2                  + $150.00
  • Overtone markers on the monochord deck
  • Complete replacement string set for monochord, tanpura & koto    + $280.00
  • Professional chromatic tuner with a clip-on microphone      + $100.00
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    Total:   $5,640.00

At the planned pick up of the instrument at our Luthier workshop in Sagle, Idaho, a  6% Idaho sales tax of the total ($338.40) will be added to the balance due (except if eligble for an ID tax exemption).

A hands-on introduction class into the KoTaMo is offered and can be combined with the pickup. Tuition for the 3-day course is $600.00.

Start of construction is approximately late Fall, early Winter 2022, building time: 8+ weeks

Payment terms:

  • Down payment of 60% of the total, $3,384.00 is due now to place your order, to cover pre-ordered materials, pre-designs and preparation work for the instrument. This down payment locks-in the total price of the instrument, as well as your spot in late Fall/early Winter 2022 on the waiting list and is nonrefundable.
  • The balance of $$2,256.00 plus 6% ID sales tax on the total ($338.40) will be due and payable when the KoTaMo is completed and being picked up.
  • Custom instruments are not returnable and not refundable; the order is final.

Chart Recommended Accessories
Accessories to play your Tibetan singing bowl or Burma gong (s=strike, r=rub):
giant blue
XS / S
M / L
50-400g --- --- --- --- --- s & r --- ---
400-800g s --- --- --- --- r r ---
800-1200g --- --- --- s --- --- r ---
1000-2400g --- --- s --- --- --- r r
2000-3000g --- s --- --- --- --- --- r
> 3000g --- --- --- --- s --- --- ---


Accessories to place your Tibetan singing bowls:
Bowl diameter Embroidered pad Silk pad Ring cushion Felt cushion Silk cushion square Silk cushion round
< 12cm 11cm --- --- 12cm 12x12cm ---
12-20cm 17cm 16cm 14cm 15cm 15x15cm ---
20-23cm 17cm 16cm 16cm 20cm 18x18cm ---
23-28cm 22cm --- 20cm 20cm 22x22cm ---
28-33cm 22/30cm --- 30cm 25cm 22x22/27x27cm ---
33-41cm 30cm --- 30cm 30cm 27x27cm ---
> 41cm 40cm --- 40cm 40cm --- ---


Accessory to hang a Burma gong: Accessory for cleaning + preserving a bowl/gong:
Gong diameter <= 55cm
<= 22inch

Cleaning & Preservation Oil
30ml / 1 fl oz

Gong stand size M L XL