The Octave Monochord by Feeltone MO-60 and Variations (Tampura or Koto)


Is strung two-sided, with 60 Strings in total ( except for the variations)


with Tampura  has 54 strings including 4 dedicated to traditional Indian tampura, with a separate wide bridge.

With Koto: The insertion of movable triangular bridges under the strings allows for a scale to be played. This variation comes with 8 bridges included. More can be ordered separartely – consult via email

The Normal Octave Model MO-60 has 30 Overtone strings (blank) + 30 bronze- wound bass strings for more volume and deeper, grounding timbre. Both sides can be played in upright or horizontal position.

Material: Corpus sides made of Cherry wood, top and back made of Ash.
Size:  134 x 30 x 10 cm / 53” x 12” x 4“

Tuning range: B-d / B-D

Accessories: Includes tuning key, tuner and replacement strings.

Application: The Octave monochord is the perfect instrument to accompany overtone singing or meditation.



These monochords have TWO SPECIAL FEATURES:

  1. Every string has a tuning bead or pearl that can be moved along the string on the wide end-bridge provided, for fine-tuning without need of the tuning key, the same system that is used on the Indian Tampura.
  2. The Feeltone® Monochords can be played in the upright or vertical position, by screwing the legs into lateral holes provided, in addition to the more common horizontal position.

Created and designed by Ingo Böhme

Additional information

Normal Octave, with Tampura, with Koto