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Queen Mary


side view of Student Queen Mary
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Following the success of the HHSI Student Trinity, launched in summer of 2005, we are pleased to present the second in our line of accurate, high quality, measured student early Irish harps, built for us by David Kortier, of Minnesota,

HHSI Student Queen Mary: features and specification

  • 29 strings, G to f'''
  • Two adjacent strings tuned to the note g below middle c' (an octave above the lowest note G), known as "na comhluighe"
  • 20 brass strings; the lowest 9 of sterling silver
  • The positioning of the pegs and shoes copied from David Kortier's measurements from the medieval original in the Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, ensuring accurate historical string spacing and angles, the bass strings being closer spaced
  • Overall length 31" (79cm)
  • Unitary neck-pillar construction laminated by David Kortier from cherry wood
  • Pieced soundbox respecting wood grain orientation, from American black willow
  • mortice and tenon joint at top of soundbox, bolt at base
  • metal string shoes
  • tapered through tuning pins to fit standard pedal harp size tuning key
  • for info on the original Queen Mary harp, please click here.

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The HHSI has some Student Queen Mary harps available for rental; please enquire for waiting times and rates.

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