Foreign harps

The Sondershausen harp

Dated c. 1700

Kept at the Castle Museum in Sondershausen.

"German baroque" design;
-- strings

This instrument has two parallel rows of strings, for diatonic and chromatic notes, and buzzing bray pins on each of its strings to make a nasal, growling tone.

Info taken from the website of German harpmaker Claus Hüttel, who offers a beautiful replica of this instrument.

Simon Chadwick