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Diatonic harp

Early diatonic harp made with a wooden body, column and neck, with accommodation for 35 strings (all missing) that would be attached to roughly square-shaped tuning pins at the neck frame. The body back is covered with some kind of canvas cloth, and has three soundholes.

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  • Decorative elements:Fluted column and foliage appliqué.
  • Inscriptions:Inscribed on neck: W. F. Frost / Harpist and D. Thomas / Maker
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:322.211 Diatonic frame harps without tuning action
  • Repository:Cyfarthfa Castle Museum