Based on an anonymous instrument in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, and
also on a harp by John Richards in the Welsh National Folk Museum, this instrument
has an eighteenth-century type long-grain pine soundboard as distinct from the cross-grain
pedal harp-type soundboards of the more familiar nineteenth century examples.
Consequently, it has a sweet, slightly nasal treble and a clear, warm, bass ideally
suited to the demands of the eighteenth century English and Welsh repertoire.