For Sale: Ardival ‘Rose’ Wire-Strung Clarsach – 26 strings

This beautiful harp is in immaculate condition, and is about 6 years old. The Rose is a substantial wire strung lap harp, exquisitely crafted by Ardival Harps (www.ardival.com) in the Scottish Highlands. It has a bright, resonant sound capable of filling a cathedral, and is based on carvings of mermaids playing harps on the fireplace at Kilravock Castle, home of the Rose family, near Cawdor. Made entirely of sycamore, with a hollowed-out soundbox, it has an exterior integral string band, brass string shoes, chamfered arm and a pillar reinforced with a T-section. With a range of over three octaves, it features a single bass drone solid silver string, tunable to either bass F, G or A and 25 brass strings ascending from tenor c up to treble f”’. Width (across soundbox) is 29 cm; depth (from end of string arm to back of soundbox) is 51 cm; length (from end of string arm to base of pillar) is 82 cm. It weighs 5 kg. Spare strings and tuning key are included. Price: £1950. Location: The harp is located in Forres, Moray between Inverness and Elgin, Scotland Contact: Geraldine on mobile: 07870885458 or email: jaydeewill@gmx.com            ...

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