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updated 2006-12-11

Låtfiol Blekingelira Smålandsharpa 10-string mandola
1st nyckelharpa 1979 Moraharpa Madesjöhummel New!  
Sound preview: Slängpolska från Älghult (mp3 mono 22 sec 172 kB)  
   This is my own model of nyckelharpa - I call it for a "Småländsk Contrabass Chromatic Nyckelharpa". This one was built by myself and finished in 1997. With this special model of a nyckelharpa I want to combine an oldtime look and bordoune sound together with todays chromatic scaling. With one additional bordoune string it is possible to play with a buzzing sound like an oldtime "kontrabasharpa".    

My tuning
A  (1st melody string)
D, E, G or A  (additional kontrabass string)
C  (2nd melody string)
G  (3rd melody/double tone string)
D  ("big bass" string)

Conventional keyed fiddle tuning
A  (1st melody string)
C  (2nd melody string)
G  (3rd melody/double tone string)
C  ("big bass" string)


No autotune, but with a decent tool there´s no problem :-)
The strings are:

1st melody string  a1
two resonance strings
additional bordoune (contrabass) string
2nd melody string  c1
two resonance strings
3rd melody string  g
four resonance strings
big bass string  d

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