Celtic Wire Harp

Here is one of the more interesting instruments to emerge from my shop, and I didn’t even work on it. This Celtic wire-strung harp was made by my friend, Aaron Mildenstein, as a gift for his daughter. It took him about a week to build, from start to finish. The only contributions I made were a bit of gamboge, some shellac and dye, and some rather cramped space in which to build.

The varnish had to be quick and simple due to the time constraint, and I really like how it turned out. Have a look:

Here the harp sits on the workbench, awaiting strings.
Here the harp sits on the workbench, awaiting strings.
The finished harp.
The finished harp.

I’ve taken down some drawings, in case I want to make one of my own in the future.

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