Hi Irene. The sound of this jouhikko is actually quite loud, as it's supposed to be I think. lol It has tstrings made of twisted strands of horsehair, same as its bow.
Thanks for your nice comment.
WOAH, this is REALLY COOL. I've been looking at all your photos here and love the Eponete (not spelled right) and then kept looking and smiling at all your photos. I love playing the little banjo/lele that I made....love making instruments...and then came across this one. how's the sound? Thanks for all you do for this site. I've learned a lot from you and I'm grateful. aloha, irene