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Choosing a Design

August 26, 2004: Kantelemaker Gerry Henkel told me that he figured he had a good instrument after he made 100 kanteles. I don't want to make 100 kanteles. I just want to make one - and I want it to sound good, too! So, I'll go with a proven design.

Michael King offers 5 and 10 string kantele plans on his website and they come with a construction manual that you can download. I'll be using it to make my kantele.