3 String Simple Door Harp
In his studio, located in Grass Valley, California, at an elevation of 3000', Bob Murphy creates these stunning Swedish door harps. The door harp originated in Scandinavia, primarily in Sweden and has evolved over at least three centuries. Meant to hang on the back of a door, these harps offer a beautiful sound whenever someone enters the room.
- Comes with a tuner.
- Made with: maple, yellowheart
- Measures 9½"h × 6¾"w × 2"d
- Item #57801
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About the artist:
Bob started his interest in woodworking early in life as a little kid making toys. After a twenty-year successful career as a building contractor, Bob retired early to pursue his hobby of woodworking full time. His hobby became a thriving business when he began to produce door harps for fine craft galleries throughout the country. The door harp originated in Scandanavia , primarily in Sweden and has evolved over at least three centuries. Some estimate these ornaments have been made for as long as 700 years, derived from a few styles of Chinese stringed instruments called the guqin and the ruan. Bob uses figured cherry and walnut for the door harp bodies and exotic woods for his inlayed styles. His studio, located in Grass Valley, California at an elevation of 3000’, is named Moon Mountain Woods because of the inlaid scene on many of his harps showing a moon over mountain tops.
Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.