Custom made KoTaMo Francesca P.


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Custom made KoTaMo as per quote Q146FP, size approx. 54" x 15+" :             $3,550.00

  • rectangular frame with long sides slightly curved
  • sound decks from Sitka Spruce pine grade AA, frame from Hard Maple, bridges and saddles from special hardwood, see option below
  • 1 pair of short (approx. 14") steam bend legs from Ash to play the KoTaMo at the ground
  • simple round sound holes (one in the center of each long side) with an inlaid custom designed laser-cut* rosette
  • Koto with 15 strings & bridges tuned to a Persian scale based on OM (C#):  
    C#2, D2, F2, F#2, G#2, A2, C3, C#3, D3, F3, F#3, G#3, A3, C4, C#4
  • Tanpura with bridge and 4 strings: 1xC#2, 2xC#3, 1xG#2
  • 36 Monochord strings (20x C#3 + 8x bass fifth G#2 (Uranus) + 8x bass C#2)
  • overtone markers to both sides on the monochord deck
  • Custom designed laser cut rosettes inlaid in both sound holes*   + $240.00
  • All 4 saddles and 15+1+1 bridges made from Purple Heart hardwood   + $350.00
  • Complete replacement string set for monochord, tanpura & koto    + $250.00
  • Other accessories (tuner, mic, hard case, etc.) upon request and separate invoice 
    Total     $4,390.00 (before tax)

*): Design/motif and wood for the custom laser cut rosettes to be delivered by the time when the instrument gets build.

Start of construction : Early Q1/2022, building time: 6+ weeks

Payment terms:

  • Down payment of $3,550.00 to place the order. This will cover all pre-ordered materials, pre-designs and preparation work for the instrument plus it will lock-in the spot on the waiting list early beginning Q1/2022.
  • The balance of $840.00 plus 6% ID sales tax on the total ($263.40) = $1,103.40 will be due and payable when the KoTaMo is completed and before it is picked up.
  • Custom instruments are not returnable and not refundable; the order is final.
  • It is planned to pick up the instrument and combine this with a 3-day hands-on private class into and practicing hands-on your own instrument at our Sound Healing Academy in Sagle, North Idaho. The tuition for the class will be $575.00.
  • Other accessories like tuner, microphone, hard-case, humidifier, string cleaner etc. can be ordered before the pick up.
  • Accepted payment method for the the balance due, the class tuition and other optional accessories is cash.

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