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Gothic Harp, Nuremburg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, MI.59, European and American Musical instruments, Anthony Baines 1966

This harp also has bray pins which can be used either on or off.


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Based on an instrument in the German National Museum, Nuremburg, and numerous iconographical references.


This harp has a sycamore neck, pillar and soundbox, and has 26

strings tuned G-d’’’.


Other tunings are possible including that described by Mersenne in Harmonie Universale 1636, with both a b natural and a b flat in the two upper octaves.



Gothic harp
Kirsty Whatley with her Gothic harp