Early Irish wire strung harp- Castle Otway replica
The Castle Otway harp, although technically a "low-headed" harp has a somewhat longer string length in the bass, giving a very nice bass sound with brass stringing, and is even better with a few silver strings at the bottom. I recently rebuilt this harp to correct some inaccuracies in the string lengths, and added the silver strings in the bass at that time. The front pillar is made of mahogany wood, which is historically inaccurate but a fine harp wood. The neck (harmonic curve) is maple, and the soundbox is carved from a single piece of English white willow. The metal fittings are brass and the rear door panel is willow. This is an excellent harp for exploring the early Irish wire harp repertory, and a beautiful musical instrument.
A rigid foam traveling case is included, and I will pay the shipping in North America.
Price of $5,500 includes case, some extra brass wire, tuning wrench, and shipping within the US or Canada. To purchase, see instructions on Purchase Page