double A harakka guitars-5

Double A (maple guitar)

The especial thing about this guitar is that it's 100% made of maple. The idea started to appeal to me more and more the longer I thought about it, the ideas emerged: a 20-inch fretboard radius with 24 stainless steel frets and 25,5-inch scale, two humbuc ...

floyd-rose---harakkaguitars

Trems and vibes

To me the best designs have both a function and are pretty to look at. I’d say it’s quite rare a design is considered a real classic, so what makes it a classic? Does it need the majority’s approval? Does it need the maturity of an old design or can a new ...

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Jouhikko

This has to be one of the most mysterious instruments I've come across. A medieval instrument that nearly disappeared, only a few players existed a hundred years ago but luckily it has made a bit of a comeback in recent decades. Belonging to the family of ...

Finnish soldier with his puukko

Puukko

The puukko is a highly valued knife, perfectly small enough to hang from your belt and to use for any outdoor activity. You can find it in various form and sizes, some are authentic pieces of art and some are simple kitchenware. But above all, the puukko ...

lapsteel mats harakka1407

My first lapsteel

For those who are new to the term "Lap steel", let me quickly try to explain what it is. It is a type of a guitar with its strings so far from the fretboard that the only way to play it is to use a metal or glass bar to slide on top of the strings. This c ...