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11 String Tutor book:

tutor book
Tutor book
for the 11 String

Consider the possibilities, the vast array of Guitar effects pedals/equipment that can be used with these instruments and you have the potential to make some very unique music, sound samples below.
electric kantele  This is the standard model, fitted with twin Blade pickups in a noise cancelling humbucking setup, zither pins with hidden hard maple for rock solid tuning, aluminium and nickel hardware and natural wood bodies in an oiled and waxed finish. There is no on-board volume control on this model but this is easily controlled from the mixing desk/headphone amp/Guitar amplifier/effects  pedals, etc. 
These are mostly made from American Tulip Poplar which is light and resonant, other timbers can be commissioned for a little extra, The standard finish is  with the Tulip poplar in natural, but red, blue green, dark brown water based stain options.
This can also built as a 10 string for the same price, original model from 2005

 MJK-EK11 in Tulip Poplar, oil finish, 11 strings, aluminium bridge, chrome hardware, steel strings
£450   3-4 months from order for this standard model

As of 2012 these come with fully adjustable electric guitar bridges and natural finishes

Please inquire about Coloured finishes, I will try to add this as an option soon.

MP3's to download:

Strumming example  

Chord and Plucking example

Bowed Electric Kantele (Long),   Shorter example

Distorted sounds
Em and Bm chord pattern sequence

Chris Conway

chris conways kantele
Chris Conway playing at the Elgiva Theatre Chesham 2005

You can hear Chris playing this Electric Kantele on the track called "Between Waterfalls" of this album "river of Life"

chris conway

Chris Conway
River of Life
Paradise Music PMCD042- 2005

"lush, evocative, relaxing music, played on an amazing collection of instruments", " a unique melange of world music influences from a multi-instrumental master."

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