Category Archives: Gravikord


Name: Gravikord.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Bridge > Harp.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 323.5
Inventor: Bob Grawi.
Era: 1986
Country: United States.
Region: North America.

Description: The gravikord is a modern invention being a 24-stringed, electric double bridge-harp invented by Robert Grawi. This invention draws its inspiration from the West African Kora. The intention was to allow for polyrhythmic techniques and cross rhythms to be performed. The gravikord is tuned identically the 21 stringed West African Kora.

Citations: Bibliography: Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments” Second Edition, edited by Laurence Libin, on page 469 ; Websites: Bob Grawi [] ;