I often get told about nyckelharpas for sale. So if you're after a nyckelharpa and I've heard about it I'll post it here. Note though that I'm not endorsing or vouching for the instrument, just that I know about it and it's for sale. If you're interested in anything posted on this page, drop me a line and I'll pass your details on to the seller.
Instruments for sale:
Just in (6th September 2018)
Ian McMaster Nyckelharpa, seller is Annelise. For photographs and more information you can see it on eBay.
I bought this instrument 7 months ago, having borrowed one last year to try out, and to attend a course in March with Vicki Swan at Halsway Manor National Cantre for Folk Arts. Shortly afterwards, I injured my hand and have not played it at all since May. I had hoped to recover enough to take it up again, but this has not been the case and now, sadly, I must pass it on to someone else, who will get a bargain as the cost of them, especially in Sweden, is rising steadily and heaven knows how it will be after Brexit.
I had this beautiful instrument made for me, to my specifications, by Blackdown Harpas, but the permanent injury to my left hand means that I can no longer play it without pain. Luckily, I can still play the accordion 🙂 It has a spruce top, back and sides and figured sycamore reinforcing and tailpiece with rose pegs, Stewmac machine heads, and it is fitted with D’Addario strings. It has custom pyrographic detailing around the body edge, carved details at both ends, (hearts), and decorative punch work.
Very little used so absolutely as new and in perfect working condition. This cannot really be considered to be a second-hand instrument as it is immaculate. Comparable instruments now cost £2000+ and the waiting time for making them is usually six months plus.
Comes complete with custom case made by Boss Bags, (worth £200), leather custom-made comfort strap* (worth £25), Gewa nyckelharpa bow from Thomann in Germany, (worth £85 inclu. shipping), and rosin, (free!) Gibson plectrum thrown in for ease of tuning. Extras worth over £310!
All in excellent, as new condition.
* Strap made by experienced nyckelharpa player, who I met at the Halsway Manor Nyckelharpa Weekend in March
To buy a similar instrument now would cost £1900, without the case, bow and strap
The Buy It Now price is £1999
Grab a bargain now!Call Annelise 07761 435968 for more info.