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Nov 19, 2020 - 7:42:10 AM
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Hi all! I’m new to this forum, so I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this :) but I’m looking for a hardanger (is that spelled right?) fiddle, they’re sooo hard to find in the States! And besides, I’m a young fiddler and can’t spend A TON of money on it. Maybe this is impossible and I’ll have to wait until I visit Norway, or have a larger budget for such things ;) :D
But I thought I’d ask if anyone knows anything about this hard to find instrument!?

Nov 19, 2020 - 9:07:16 AM

gapbob

USA

736 posts since 4/20/2008

I have one. You might want to go to www.hfaa.org, which is the homepage of the Hardanger Fiddle Association of America. Hardanger is also known as hardingfele.

There is a facebook group at hfaa facebook group.

Edited by - gapbob on 11/19/2020 09:10:18

Nov 19, 2020 - 4:10:02 PM

8 posts since 3/8/2018

I have a 2015 Lynn Berg available for sale as well as a Chinese Hardanger that I got and graduated and varnished.

They are out there, but sometimes even bad ones are expensive.

Nov 28, 2020 - 3:27:24 AM

Dragonslayer

Mozambique

289 posts since 9/1/2019

Tom Jessen of cricketfiddle.com makes them, and other exotic string instruments. They aren't particularly cheap, but you'll be hard pressed to find any cheaper.
Good luck in your search, and keep us updated! I'd love to get a hardingfele...

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