Custom made Master KoTaMo, Zeljko M.

CKT-Q143ZM

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Custom made Master KoTaMo as per quote Q143ZM, size approx. 63" x 15.5+" :             $ 6,400.00

  • Rectangular frame 160cm x 40cm
  • Both sound decks, saddles and all bridges slightly arched for superior sound quality
  • Sound decks from Sitka Spruce pine, highest grade AAA
  • Frame made from rare exotic black-brown Katalox core wood, bridges and saddles from similar hardwood (Katalox or Ebony)
  • 3 pair of steam bend legs from Ash, 1x short for playing at the ground, 1x medium for sitting on a piano bench, 1x high for playing standing
  • F-shaped sound holes (one in the center of each long side)
  • Upgraded Koto over 3 octaves with 22 strings & bridges tuned to a Persian scale based on B / Solar Plexus Chakra: B1 - C2 - Eb2 - E2 - F#2 - G2 - Bb2 - B2 - .... - B4                      + $200.00
  • Tanpura with bridge and 4 strings: 1xB1, 2xB2, 1xF#2
  • 38 Monochord strings (22x B2 + 8x bass fifth F#2 (Jupiter) + 8x bass B1)
  • Overtone markers to both sides on the monochord deck
  • Big replacement string set for monochord, tanpura & koto    + $325.00
  • Professional chromatic tuner with a clip-on microphone      + $95.00
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    Total:   $7,020.00

*): Length of medium + long legs to be defined before the instruments start of building

At the planned pick up of the instrument at our Luthier workshop in Sagle, Idaho, a  6% Idaho sales tax of the total ($421.20) will be added to the balance due.

An optional hands-on introduction class into the KoTaMo is offered and can be combined with the pickup. Tuition for a private 2-day class is $400.00, for a 3-day course is $575.00.

Start of construction is approximately late Fall, early Winter 2021, building time: 8 weeks

Payment terms:

  • Down payment of 60% of the total, $4,212.00 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 late Fall/early Winter 2021 on the waiting list and is nonrefundable.
  • The balance of $$2,808.00 plus 6% ID sales tax on the total ($421.20) 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.
  • Upon request we can offer a free of charge storage of the finished instrument for a later pickup until end of March 2022.




Chart Recommended Accessories
Accessories to play your Tibetan singing bowl or Burma gong (s=strike, r=rub):
Bowl/Gong
weight
Mallet
tiny
Mallet
soft
Mallet
medium
Mallet
hard
Mallet
giant blue
Stick
XS / S
Stick
M / L
Stick
XL / XXL
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
56-65cm
22-26inch
66-85cm
26-34inch

Cleaning & Preservation Oil
30ml / 1 fl oz

Gong stand size M L XL