Custom made KoTaMo Andrew C., AU; Down Payment 40%


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Custom made KoTaMo as per quote Q124AC-2, size approx. 130cm x (33cm) :             USD 2,750.00

  • rectangular frame with long sides slightly curved for sound improvement  + USD 50.00
  • sound decks from Sitka Spruce pine grade AA, frame from African Padauk, bridges and saddles from similar red colored but harder hardwoods (Bloodwood, Tigerwood, etc)
  • 1 pair of short (approx. 35cm) + 1 pair of high (approx. 90cm) steam bend legs from Ash
  • simple round sound holes (one in the center of each long side) with an inlaid custom laser-cut "Treemendus"* rosette from Ash, Maple or White Oak                     + USD 180.00
  • Extended Koto with 16 strings & bridges tuned to a pentatonic scale based on Steiner Sun (C with keynote A=432Hz):  
    C2 - D2 - F2 - G2 - A2 - C3 - D3 - F3 - G3 - A3 - C4 - D4 - F4 - G4 - A4 - C5
  • Tanpura with bridge and 4 strings: 1xC2, 2xC3, 1xG2
  • Extended Monochord with 36 strings (20x C3 + 8x bass fifth G2 + 8x Bass octave C2) with instrument width  approx. 37cm!                 + USD 125.00
  • overtone markers to both sides on the monochord deck        + USD 50.00
  • big replacement string set for monochord, tanpura & koto    + USD 175.00
  • 1x clip-on microphone for tuning                                             + USD 15.00
  • net weight KoTaMo + 2 pair of legs approx. 30-35 lbs 
    Total                             USD 3,445.00

*): Final design of the Treemendus to be agreed when the instrument gets build.

The shipping + crating costs to your place in Perth, Australia will be added to the amount due and invoiced when instrument is finished. The roughly estimated shipping and crating cost to Australia are around USD 700+ for shipping with DHL express world-wide (customs, duty, taxes or other import charges excluded).

Please be aware that like with every international shipment you will be solely responsible for local customs, duty, taxes or other import charges and regulations. Please contact your local authorities for further information to avoid unpleasant surprises or problems when the instrument arrives.

Alternatively as we have discussed to save the shipping costs, you can pick up your instrument at our Luthier workshop in Sagle , Idaho, USA and combine the pick-up with a private introduction seminar into your instrument. If you pick up your instrument in Idaho, we are required by law to charge a 6% ID sales tax (USD 206.70), which even is for non-residents and foreigners non-refundable! However, if you chose to take a 3-day private class (tuition for the 3-day class: USD 575.00) with us, we would deduct the amount of the sales tax from the tuition. Accepted payment methods are credit cards or cash (USD) only.
In case of a pick-up you need to purchase (or bring) a custom build good quality ATA flight case for your instrument. We can help you to get such a custom travel case.

Start of construction (if order is placed next): Mid 2nd quarter 2019, building time: about 5 weeks

Payment terms:

  • 40% down payment of USD 1,378.00 now to place your order, to cover pre-ordered materials, pre-designs and preparation work for the instrument. This down payment locks-in your spot in mid 2nd quarter 2019 (at this moment) on the waiting list and is nonrefundable.
  • 2nd payment of 20% or USD 689.00 is due by Feb 28, 2019 (or earlier) to complete the 60% initial payment and is non-refundable.  PAID on Feb 20, 2019
  • The balance of USD 1,378.00 will be due and payable when the KoTaMo is completed. Custom instruments are not returnable and not refundable; the custom order is final.
  • If you decide to not pick-up your instrument with us at Heaven of Sound in North Idaho USA, the actual crating and shipping fees will be due before the KoTaMo is shipped out and will be added to the amount due in the final invoice.

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