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 - £2490