What is a nyckelharpa?

The nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish instrument that has been played, in one form or another as it evolved, for more than 600 years. At least four different versions of the nyckelharpa are still played today, an uncommon situation for most folk instruments.

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Used Nyckelharpa for Sale

Lee Bonacker in Hillsboro Oregon has a 3-row traditional nyckelharpa for sale. It was built from a Sören Åhker kit, by Jim Myers of Washington, between 5 and 10 years ago. Includes a custom cabinet-grade birch case, and a good bow which was re-haired last year. It could use a new cello tuner for the A1 string. The other cello turners are little bit scratched up too, so for aesthetics they could all be replaced. There are a few dings and scratches on the body. Lee can provide phone videos and detailed pictures. She’s asking $2200 for the case, bow and harpa. Contact Lee Bonacker, Cell Phone: 971-235-3373, Email:

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