A very loud biblical style harp, the Nevel Harp has 15 nylon strings for the biblical scale. It features DuPont hard nylon strings and includes a case and tuning tool. According to Greek mythology, Hermes created a lyre-like instrument from the shell of a large tortoise. He stretched animal hide over the shell opening and attached antelope horns as posts. A similar instrument with a skin soundboard, called the bgnna, is a large eight or ten-string lyre, made of a trapezoidal wooden frame fitted with a skin soundboard. Some believe this is the instrument King David played to temper the ravings of King Saul. The bgnnas bass vibrations are said to bring peace to the soul. The instrument, associated with the Ethiopian Coptic Church since the 4th century, was played primarily at Christmas and Lent.
A replacement string set for the Nevel Harp is available separately. The strings on the Nevel Harp are not under any type of warranty, and they may need to be replaced often, depending on how much the instrument is used. It is always nice to have a replacement set of strings ready when you do have breakage or damage so you can keep on playing.
- A real, functional musical instrument
- Includes a Nylon carrying case and tuning tool
- Features DuPont hard nylon strings
- Height: 26 Inches