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Recently one of my customers asked me to build a monochord for her that should be not as large as the „normal" monochords which you can buy at the shops in order to be able to easily travel with.

And here it is: One side features 31 copper strings in the key of CIS and the other side features 15 steel strings in the key of GIS. It is made of cherry wood & spruce.

If You are interested in having such a great instrument feel free to drop me a line: office@harmonische-welt.com

I would be happy to build one for You!

Cheers,
Bernhard Mikuskovics

www.harmonische-welt.com

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Comment by The Gongman on August 17, 2011 at 9:09pm
You look happy with your work..... and so you should be! Bet your client was too :)
Comment by Bernhard Mikuskovics on August 18, 2011 at 7:31am
many thanks for your words gongman...well as you bet its really satisfying, if a long working process is successfully finished and an instrument turned out very fine.
stay tuned, bernhard
Comment by Skye Løfvander on August 18, 2011 at 1:43pm
http://gonglyd.blogspot.com/2011/08/flageolettoner-pa-monochord.html

... I hope it is ok I used your photo for the article. Thanks for the video and congratulations!
Comment by Bernhard Mikuskovics on August 18, 2011 at 2:28pm
...you ´re welcome skye!
Comment by Vladimir Markov on September 23, 2011 at 3:12am
This harp sounds very unusual and interesting! Thanks for video!
Comment by Iver Livendahl on February 17, 2012 at 12:25pm

Your self made instrument has a very rich sound of overtones. I have never played on such an instrument, but I wonder how many ways there are to play it.

Comment by Bernhard Mikuskovics on February 17, 2012 at 1:36pm

...there are many ways to play it: strumming the strings, emphasizing on the flageolets with a metal finger pluck, strumming only one side or both sides together (the different materials of the strings - one side bronce the other steel - produce different timbres of overtones that sound together)...

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