The carving on the fore pillar and harmonic curve is a variation on the theme of ” two birds mixing it ” as the Celtic bird on the old two pence piece is chewing it’s own leg.The marquetry is a floral design , rosewood and sycamore veneers .
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This harp has a totally different construction process, and the shape of the sound box produces a more voluminous sound and tone .The sides and the back panels are all solid wood .The soundboard sits in a groove all the way round . This is a tricky and exact process requiring great attention to detail before glueing takes place.The harp feels the same at the shoulder as it is semi circular like any other harp with a molded back.
This is in fact the very same construction method as when I started nearly 40 years ago. At the time I thought all harps were made this way ! it’s only later I discovered 6 mm plywood was the norm. No wonder it took me longer to make the harp. It was well worth it for the sound though .The reason this model is more costly than the “New Antwerp” is purely because of the extra time spent in the making the soundbox this way. Additional carving and inlay work are optional extras.These can be your own suggestions and ideas as shown in the pictures . Designs can be done and emailed for approval before execution on the harp.
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Above a few images of a harp , with the carving design copied of a rare all Ireland medal from County Wexford, inserted in the harmonic curve ( cherry wood) top and bottom scroll also added on request .
A few pics of a new harp with floral carving and marquetry , cherry wood before varnishing ebony trimmings on the bridge strip and ebony disc inserts in the bridge strip ( for clear sound )
the harp below is Irish sycamore
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