Posting ID : A1068465557
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Musical Instruments By Owner
This is a 32 string Markwood Harp.
It sounds clear, loud and warm when it's tuned up properly (I haven't used it in about 6 months but the string tension hasn't been neglected for very long, one of the reasons I'm eager to find it a home quickly, it deserves more TLC than I can give it with work/school).
There are two horizontal cracks on the sound board that I've been assured are only an aesthetic issue and not a structural problem and to date that's been entirely true. It has a full set of levers (they are the older kind that you twist toward you, not flip) and has been restrung in the last two years. The final two strings are not equipped. While restringing it the second to last broke, and I did not want to leave one missing and place the last for fear of tension issues but I do have the final string so at most you'd need to order one string. The Markwood Harp company is still around and selling these strings and are very friendly. The final note is that one of the legs is a little bit loose but again this is a quick easy fix. I've played on it with no problems and loved it.
This isn't a cheaply made harp, and the wood on the neck and pillar are gorgeous. It isn't made of particle board. The brass piece on the neck is lovely and the sound really resonates. For someone looking to learn on a larger folk harp or for a comfortable beautiful harp to play at home and to love this is the perfect instrument.
I also have a music stand, two music books, a tuner with a mic that you can place in the body of the harp to get tune those difficult upper octaves, two tuning keys and the final spare string. These are included with the harp.