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    why are these called "harp", i see no harp strings, why not just franken mandola

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    I believe a few of the earlier ones by Knutsen did have harp strings like the guitars. I think they were just by the same makers and looked like miniature harp guitars even if they didn't have the harp strings. Here are a few that do have those extra harp strings.
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    Technically, a harp has strings that run at right-angles to the soundboard. If they run parallel to the soundboard, it's a lyre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonydxn View Post
    Technically, a harp has strings that run at right-angles to the soundboard. If they run parallel to the soundboard, it's a lyre.
    Technically, yes, but try telling that to Knutsen, the Larsons, Gibson and the other makers or to Gregg Miner.

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    years ago there was a guy playing one like the larson at seattles northwest folk life festival.. it was very cute but i didn't really see the point. maybe for hrp guitar but for mandolin do i want bass strings??? no!!!

    there was a knutsen harp guitar for sale at that fest i passed on. oh well. the guy wanted 600 or 700 bucks. shoulda bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollaimh View Post
    years ago there was a guy playing one like the larson at seattles northwest folk life festival.. it was very cute but i didn't really see the point.
    There are two points on this one: one on the arm and one on the cutaway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    There are two points on this one: one on the arm and one on the cutaway.

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