11 String KanteleThis is the new standard model, my latest addition, an instrument that has the extra c# in the upper octave, a delight to play.
This instrument as well as sounding amazing is a sculptural work of art in its own right.
Please note a new 11 String Tutor book available direct from Finland for this instrument (see the right hand side) or click here
If you wish to make your own Kanteles then plans and instructions are available on the new updated 2015 Kantele making CD-Rom and individual plans on my shop page here. Instruments as always are made to order, usually 5-9 months depending on model and workload. Do please scroll down for all the options available and email if you have any questions:
Tuned to A B C# D E F G a b c# d
Standard 11 String
Cherry wood and Cedar with Beech headpiece. Price including case £550
All my Kanteles have Beech Pin blocks for the Tuning pegs, Strong construction secured with Miller dowels and Special hardened steel for the tailpieces.
Keys can be fitted to case or in the frame of the instrument.
Kolrosing, the Scandinavian technique of decorating wood is now offered on the Light hardwood models (see below)
Made to order by commission only.
I use Kolrosing a knife and infill technique that goes back thousands of years to write Runic and Ogham letters, combined with inlaid lines and overlays to create a unique work of art. I can add runic versions of sayings, poems, names. Your choice.
For Kolrosing and overlay decoration please add £150 to this model, light woods only.
All Walnut model also available for £750 This is a simple understated non decorated model with wonderful grain and tone. Set off with the brass label on the underside.
First Chords for the 11 String Kantele