kantele (Traditional Finnish plucked psaltery)

~ String instrument


Traditional and mythological psaltery of Finland, it comes in two versions; the oldest, a one piece bridge-less psaltery with 5 to 20 originally horsehair, later metal, strings and a modern "Concert" box-zither variant with a switch mechanism to alter the up to 40 strings sharps and flats.


related instruments:kanklės (Traditional Lithuanian plucked psaltery)
kokle (Traditional Latvian plucked psaltery)
related instruments:gusli (Traditional Russian plucked psaltery)
kannel (Traditional Estonian plucked psaltery)
part of:Baltic psalteries (Family of Baltic box-zithers)
Wikidata:Q145840 [info]
information page:http://www.kantele.net/ [info]