Seperewa -12 String – Lome

AU $920.00

100% hand crafted in Ghana by master strings instrument maker Louis Afriki.
12 stringed box resonator with soulful sounds emanating from the ancient Ashanti Empire
♪ Mansonia wood neck
♪ Khadi wood handles, bridge and bridge plate and the darker wooden bridge plate is made of ebony,
♪ Sound box is high quality plywood from recycled cargo box,
♪ Bamboo string support pins
♪ Water based satin finish to seal the wood

Country: Ghana  //  Weight: 2kg
Dimensions: (L x W x H): 96cm x 16cm x 24cm

Please note: Due to its size, this instrument is available for online orders in Australia only.
For orders outside of Australia, or for wholesale orders in Australia, please get in touch for a shipping quote:
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This 12 string Seperewa was hand made in Ghana from a resonating calabash, goat skin, wood and with nylon strings which produce a mellow, bluesy sound. It has well made guitar tuning keys too for easy adjustable tuning.

The N’Goni is the instrument of the traditional hunter societies of Mali and Guinea. In ancient times it was a sacred ceremonial instrument played during pre-hunt ceremonies to accompany the long, epic stories about famous hunters and mythology. The kamale n’goni is a modern variation of the donso n’goni. Kamale can be translated as “youth”, so the kamale n’goni is said the be the harp of the new generation to play modern arrangements on, rather than the traditional compositions.  Today kamale n’goni are usually made with ten, twelve or fourteen strings.

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