Folkcraft Kantele - Black Walnut Body w/Western Red Cedar Soundboard

Item # DUL2360023KA
| Mfg # 2360023KA
| UPC #
Our Price: $279.00
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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 black walnut, which provides you with both stunning good looks and a rich warm sound. The western red cedar soundboard mellows out the (already smooth) walnut tone quality. This walnut/red cedar instrument is the most mellow sounding kantele that we build. It is a nice "sit it in your lap and play for your own enjoyment" instrument, but it might not have the volume you want for concert performance.

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
  • Key: D
  • Range: 2 octaves
  • Height: 25"
  • Width: 17"
  • Body depth: 2"
  • Total depth: 3"
  • Top: western red cedar
  • Body: black walnut
  • Pins: nickel plated
  • Bracing: integrated internal bracing
  • Number of strings: 15
  • Bridge: maple with brass rod

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All instruments in our catalogs and on our shopping site carry the manufacturers' warranties against defects in parts and workmanship. Should a defect occur within the manufacturer's warranty period, contact us immediately.

We will be glad to help facilitate the repair or replacement as specified by the manufacturer. The manufacturer will determine whether the defect is covered under their warranty; we do not make that determination.

Please note: U.S.-based manufacturers WILL NOT honor warranties for items sold and shipped outside the U.S. Also, if a school, school district, or board of education purchases an instrument and resells it to an individual, the manufacturer considers the warranty to be void. Warranties are extended only to the original purchaser!

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