Unique Guitars: The Harp Guitar

Have you ever wondered what a guitar with harp strings looks like? It is safe to say that most people probably haven’t. However, if you’re thinking about it now, wonder no more; it actually exists!

The harp guitar is an instrument of many strings. It sounds very much like a typical guitar, but the excess of strings allow harp-style plucking. These guitars originated in the early 1770’s in Paris. They continued to be manufactured throughout the years, but they are generally a “rare” instrument. You don’t see them played too often, and they aren’t seen much in popular music, but that doesn;t make them any less wonderful.

Check out the video below to see a harp guitar in action. It almost sounds like multiple acoustic guitars are being played at once, but by just one person!


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