Around the 12th - 14th centuries small gut strung harps also appear with regularity in European musical iconography - and with similar form in some ways to the wire strung clarsachs. However, a more delicate construction and narrower soundbox are characteristic but with overall shorter scaling than the slender gothic harps. There are no surviving originals but contemporary iconography provides numerous examples upon which to base designs. My usual tuning is diatonic, with the strings being held in place in the soundbox by small pegs, bray pins are not characteristic.
|19 Strings||f - c'''||87cm||From £2,400|
|22 Strings||c - c'''||100cm||From £2,700|
Notation: C''' - C'' - C' - c - c' - c'' - c'''
c' = middle c
Gut strings. My design features various curving surfaces and a hollowed out soundbox whose size and shape can be made to suit : square, curving top etc.