Custom made KoTaMo for Marc M., Down Payment 60%


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Custom made KoTaMo as per quote Q127MM, size approx. 56x15" :             USD 2,700.00

  • straight long sides, frame rectangular (upgraded to slightly curved long sides)
  • sound decks from Sitka Spruce pine grade AA, frame from Makore, bridges and saddles from either Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) or Bloodwood
  • a pair of short (approx. 14" high) steam bend legs from Ash
  • simple round sound holes
  • 13 -> upgraded to 15 Koto strings w/ bridges for an ancient Persian scale based on OM (C#, 136Hz):  
    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
  • 32 -> upgraded to 36 Monochord strings (20x OM, C#3 + 8x bass fifth G#2, Uranus + 8x bass octave OM, C#2)
  • overtone markers to both sides on the monochord deck
  • Upgrade to 36 monochord (aditional bass fifth) &15 Koto strings  + USD 100.00
  • Upgrade to frame w/ slightly curved long sides to improve sound  + USD 150.00
  • Large replacement string set for monochord, tanpura & koto         + USD 200.00 
  • Professional chromatic tuner w/tone generator & play back           + USD 70.00
  • Clip-on microphone for professional tuner                                      + USD 15.00
  • net weight KoTaMo + 1 pair of short legs approx. 25-30 lbs

        Total:         USD 3,435.00.00

The shipping + crating costs to your place in Canada will be invoiced when instrument is finished. The estimated shipping and crating cost to New Brunswick, Canada are around USD 500+. At the time of shipping you will receive a detailed quote for the shipping including costs for compliance with current Canadian regulations for wood crates (ISPM-15). Customs, duty, import taxes and fees will be solely your (customers) responsibility and are not included in the shipping/crating charges. Please contact your local authorities for further information to avoid unpleasant surprises or problems when receiving your instrument.

Start of construction: Beginning Q3/2019 at current, building time: 5-6 weeks

Payment terms:

  • 60% down payment of USD $2,061.00 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 at the beginning of Q3/2019 (at this moment) on the waiting list and is nonrefundable.
  • The balance (USD 1,374.00) will be due and payable when the KoTaMo is completed (mid Q3/2019 at current)
  • Custom instrument are not returnable and not refundable; the order is final.
  • The actual crating and shipping fees (pre-estimated to be around USD 500+) will be due before the KoTaMo is shipped out. As we ship insured and with signature confirmation we need a verifiable physical delivery address.

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    Accessories to play your Tibetan singing bowl or Burma gong (s=strike, r=rub):
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    XS / S
    M / L
    XL / XXL
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    400-800g s --- --- --- --- r r ---
    800-1200g --- --- --- s --- --- r ---
    1000-2400g --- --- s --- --- --- r r
    2000-3000g --- s --- --- --- --- --- r
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    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