Four-row chromatic nyckelharpa (tenornyckelharpa)

Type: Four-row chromatic nyckelharpa + quarter-notes
Maker:
Carl Pleijel
Mensur: 440 mm
Wood: Swedish + Mittenwald, Germany
Strings: Cello + 12 sympathetic
Tuning: EADG (one octave under the violin)

The tenor nyckelharpa is made by Carl Pleijel from drawings produced by Johan Hedin and Peder Källman. It is tuned like a violin, EADG, but one octave lower.

A final control and photo documentation before gluing the top. All joints are checked carefully. Back and top are spruce, ribs are flamed maple.

Two instruments yet to be.

Flamed maple is used as sides of the instrument body, and spruce as top and bottom. Keybox and keys are made of beech and neck partly of walnut (Juglans).

For further information, contact Carl Pleijel.