Gothic Harp: These harps are found in numerous iconographic sources around 1500. This model is built closely after the “Nuremberg” type. The slim body is hollowed out of one piece of maple or cherry wood. By adjusting the bray-pins the Gothic harp obtains a characteristic timbre. On the diatonic instrument the semitones can be reached by appropriate tuning or by "squeezing" the string with the thumb nail.
26 gut strings. Hight 110 cm; weight 2,5 kg.
Various tunings and pitches, 415, 440, 466 Hz
» mp3: N. LLOPIS played without bray-pins
» mp3: A. VOLLENWEIDER played with bray-pins
Small Harp made after hook harps from around 1800 in late Baroque style with a body-shell made of seven ribs, spruce soundboard. Bright, powerful tone and very warm timbre. As a lever harp it is equipped with modern semitone levers by CAMAC, thus it is suitable for multifarious purposes.
34 gut strings C - a3 (415 or 440 Hz). Height 146 cm. Weight 7,5 kg.
NEW: After my retirement the construction of the Gothic Harp is now taken over by PETER DEMMERLE, Schaffhausen:
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