COOKERY HARP

Cookery Harp

I love harps, both for their sound and for the way they make that sound. The way that harp strings typically are plucked excites them in the right direction to drive the soundboard efficiently. In addition to enhancing volume, this helps create the tone quality that I find appealing. Here’s a little wire-strung harp with a roasting-pan body. The way the strings are attached is unusual; they’re anchored on the underside of the pan, running through small holes in the soundboard and up to the neck in a way that holds the board in place and generally keeps the instrument stable.

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