Electric Kora – Gordon Hellegers

28 string electric Kora, mahogany semi hollow body, spruce top, redwood burl facing the audience, The bridge is made of brazilian rosewood reclaimed from antique furniture. cocobolo handles, the neck is Chechen Rosewood, paudouk, ebony. Piezo pick pickup under bridge plate

5 thoughts on “Electric Kora – Gordon Hellegers

  1. I’m Frank Garvey, director of OmniCircus and the MOTH NOR RUST band in San Francisco. I am interested in purchasing an electric Kora. Please advise on pricing, availability etc. I’m in a band with Daniel Berkman, a great Kora player and electronic musician, and I am working with Ben Lewry of Visionary Instruments to design a cutting edge Midi Kora. Thanks!

  2. Hi Rick
    Thanks!
    the tuning can vary according to the song. this is design is based on a traditional Kora though with 7 more string added. the strings are all fishing line. i hope that Gordon will have a recording for us soon.
    Ken Bebensee

  3. What a beautiful instrument. Stunning ! How is it tuned and what do you use for strings? Where can I hear this?

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