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This kantele was handmade in the United States by the two-generation team of Folkcraft luthiers.
The body of this instrument is made of sugar maple, which has historically been used for any instrument with tuning pins (pianos, hammered dulcimers, etc.). Sugar maple is strong and durable, and holds a tune really well, but more importantly, it provides our kanteles with a bold, strong sound. On top of the sugar maple body, we've applied a butternut (white walnut) soundboard. Butternut is exceedingly soft and delicate (not at all like black walnut), and is perhaps the most attractive of all of the soft woods.
With fifteen strings, you get a full two octave D major scale. You could easily tune your kantele to play a two octave C major scale if you preferred.
To play the instrument, you can hold it upright against your body, with the strings facing away from you, or you can lay the instrument across your lap with the strings facing upwards. While the vertical position may be more traditional, we enjoy performing with the instrument on the lap, as this allows easy use of both hands while creating music.
Body Style: unibody
Body finish: lacquer
Tone hole: modern Celtic shield
Body depth: 2"
Total depth: 3"
Body: sugar maple
Pins: nickel plated
Bracing: integrated internal bracing
Number of strings: 15
Bridge: maple with brass rod
Manufacturer: "Folkcraft Kantele - Sugar Maple Body With Butternut Soundboard" was created by Folkcraft Instruments, Inc..
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