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Sound file of Rose 

The Rose is a substantial wire-strung lap harp, with a bright, resonant sound capable of filling a cathedral.  It is based on carvings of mermaids playing harps on the fireplace at Kilravock Castle, home of the Rose family, near Cawdor.  The Rose is made of Sycamore, with a hollowed-out soundbox, exterior integral string band, brass string shoes, chamfered arm and a pillar reinforced with a T-section. It has an Oak back.  The range is of over three octaves, with a bass drone silver string, tunable to either bass F, G or A; the remaining brass strings ascend from tenor c up to treble f'''. It is available in clear, Georgian and Jacobean finishes.  See 'Choosing a Finish' page.

Strings: 25 brass strings + 1 silver string

Range: bass G; c-f'''


Width (across soundbox) 29 cm; depth (from end of string arm to back of soundbox) 51 cm; length (from end of string arm to base of pillar)  82 cm

Weight:  5 kg

Price - £2245
 

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