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Homemade talharpa (or tagelharpa, stråkharpa, jouhikko) with 2 strings. Torsion tuning system. All materials bought in a local hardware store. Material costs about 10 euros.

Originally I had decided to make it with 3 strings, but it turned out that I mostly only played on 2 strings at the same time, so I decided later that 2 strings was enough, just 1 melodystring and 1 dronestring.

I have tried to build a bow too, but it didn't work so well. Instead I use a flower stick greased with resin. That is very easy and it works good.

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Comment by Bjørn Houdorf on September 24, 2019 at 9:42am

Thanks Red Hot!

I have lately tried to build a bow:

Comment by Red Hot on September 7, 2019 at 10:42pm

Fantastic! The torsion tuning & stick bow are great ideas. Well done!

Comment by Bjørn Houdorf on May 18, 2019 at 7:07am

Thanks Ted!

Comment by Ted Crocker on May 17, 2019 at 2:22pm

Wow Bjørn this is awesome!!!  Thanks for posting, lots of great ideas.

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