Latgale Kokle

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Kokle or historically kokles (kūkles) is a Latvian plucked string instrument

Kokle is the most admired Latvian musical instrument today. Kokles are associated with the oldest, most studied tradition playing styles, but also with great innovation and creativity. There are grounds for believing that kokle playing was ritualistic by nature, and the instrument has some symbolic elements that associate it with mourning the dead and perceptions about the journeys of souls.

This musical instrument is custom-made. Please inquire about the production timeline via email at [email protected]

Body:  alder
Soundboard:  solid spruce
Other detail:  red wood

Tuning pegs:   maple
Strings:   metal

Color:  natural, palisander, lemon, redwood, larch, oak, mocha, bog oak, ebony, black.    check it!

Length:            790 mm
Width:              195 mm
Thickness:        90 mm

Weight: 1.2 kg

Can be tuned:
A3 B3 C#4 D4 E4 F#4 G4 A4 B4 C#5 D5 – A major (↓7)

Strings diameter:
1,2 string – 0,50 mm.
3,4,5 string – 0,45 mm.
6 string – 0,40 mm.
7,8 string – 0,35 mm.
9,10,11 string – 0,30 mm.

In stock

Comes with a tuning key and a 3-year limited warranty.





Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 790 × 195 × 90 mm

1 review for Latgale Kokle

  1. Maren Barnett

    Baltic Psalteries,

    Thank you very much for letting me know it had arrived. It was definitely a huge surprise. I don’t know how you managed to successfully send the kokle over here during such times, but I am very, very grateful.

    It plays beautifully. The sound is truly something that is not found elsewhere on other instruments. It has perfect tone.

    Thank you again for making it happen. I can already tell I’ll be playing it daily. It is an extraordinary build and the resonance within the instrument is a wonder to experience.



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