Code: MA-BOL1
Was £185.00
Save £66.00
(inc. VAT)

The bolon is one of the oldest of the West African stringed instruments and was originally associated with the hunting and warrior traditions. It had a huge variety of ceremonial and social uses. The tonal character of a bolon is similar to that of a double bass; it has a very powerful warm resonance. Each instrument has a totally unique voice; no two bolons ever sound the same.

Product overview

  • Traditional style Bolon
  • 3 String Bass instrument
  • Hand-made in Mali, West Africa 
  • Traditional tuning on twisted leather strings
  • Decorated gourd body
  • Well made bridge
  • Overall length 110cm (43") 
  • Hand-made item - exact design varies

Limited Availability. Collection only - please contact us to discuss. 



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