Custom made double-sided Master class Monochord with Tanpura, Thomas M.


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Custom made Master class Monochord with Tanpura, double-sided, according to quote Q148TM and emails, size approx. 60" x 16"-17" :   $6,700.00

  • curved long sides
  • frame made from Padauk hardwood
  • both sound decks from Sitka Spruce grade AAA
  • bridges and saddles made from bloodwood
  • sound deck 1: Tanpura, 1x C2, 2x C3, 1x G2 at player side & following Monochord with 32 strings, 16x C3, 8x G2, 8x C2
  • sound deck 2: Tanpura, 1x G2, 2x G3, 1x D3 at player side & following Monochord with 32 strings, 16x G3, 8x D3, 8x G2
  • 1 pair of short steam bend legs from Ash to play the instrument at the ground
  • 1 stand from Ash with telescoping side arms  for instrument heights of 24" to 34" in 2" increments and w/lockable casters to play the instrument sitting in a chair/on a piano bench and standing
  • A star lobed and a handle knob to attach the monochord to either the legs and the stand are included
  • 2 laser cut rosettes (Hard Maple) with a Heart Chakra symbol, inlaid in the round sound holes in the center of each long side of the frame
  • Additional laser engravings of both long sides with a root, sacral + solar plexus chakra left of the rosette, throat, forehead and crown chakra to the right of the rosette, each 6" center spaced
  • Overtone markers on both sound decks, laser engraved
  • Own label ("Property ...") laser engraved on each long side outmost to the pin end besides the Heaven of Sound logo
  • Complete set of replacement strings (monochords + tanpuras) according to quote  +225.00
  • Professional chromatic tuner plus clip-on mic    +90.00 (+70.- + 20.-)
  • A color filling or additional customization of the two sets of 7 Chakra symbols can be added. The additional costs will be determined when the details are set.
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  • Total:                                                       $7,015.00

Start of construction:  Later Summer 2022, building time: 8+ weeks

  • A down payment of $4,209.00 (60% of the total) is due now to place the order to cover the pre-ordered/purchased materials, pre-designs and preparation work for the instrument. This down payment also locks-in your spot in later Summer next year on the waiting list. As discussed the down payment will be split into two parts.
  • Custom instruments are not returnable and all payments (down payments and remaining balance due) are non refundable. The order is final.
  • The remaining balance of $2,806.00 will be due and payable when the Monochord is completed sat either when picked up or before crated and shipped.
  • You plan to pick up the finished instrument at our Luthier's workshop in North Idaho, which will add a 6% ID sales tax ($420.90). The pick up can be combined with a private introduction class (tuition: for 2-days: $400.00 or for recommended 3-days: $575.00).

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