Ethnic Instrument for sale - Custom Made Kamel Ngoni - 8 String Hunters Harp - West African Instrument

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Ethnic Instrument listing typeFor Sale
Instrument number42419
Ethnic Instrument listed on19 Jan 2012
Price (US Dollars)$450 or best offer, incl. Shipping
NameWilliam Sullivan
CityBoise
StateID
Postcode / Zip83703

Ethnic Instrument Location: Boise, ID, USA

Description: Ethnic Instrument for sale - Custom Made Kamel Ngoni - 8 String Hunters Harp - West African Instrument

Custom Made Kamel Ngoni - 8 String Hunters Harp - West African Instrument

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Custom Made Kamel Ngoni

8 String Hunters Harp

Mali West Africa



This ngoni (nn-GO-nee) version, known as kamel ngoni (or kamalen ngoni), is part of the family of hunters lute-harps of the Mande people in West Africa. The kamel ngoni is similar to the kora in that it has a calabash gourd body, hand posts, notched bridge, and neck, but only has 8 strings. The instrument is played facing the musician with one or two hands on the hand posts, with fingers and thumbs plucking the open strings. This kamal ngoni was built by Karim Koubassa Master Instrument Builder from Guinea, West Africa , who now resides in Seattle WA.

DETAILS:

Thick calabash gourd body, 13 in diameter with bass hole
Goat skin stretched tight and fixed to gourd with decorative tacks
Hardwood hand posts, bridge, and bridge supports and pad
Thick hardwood neck, 27.5 in long, with 8 fish-line strings
Hardwood tuning keys or pegs for precisions, guitar-like tuning
Handcrafted using traditional methods in Mali by an expert ngoni builder
Being a stringed instrument, this ngoni will need to be tuned after shipping
Comes with one extra peg and three spools of three sizes of mono filament line

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