Oregon Myrtle Wood
When Oregon Myrtle wood is used in building a sound box, it produces a warm-bright, sound, with a rich beautiful tone. It has a beautiful clear sound, with sweet ringing overtones and medium-brightness of tone-color. A Oregon Myrtle wood harp will fill a good sized room with rich warm, and full sound.
The color can vary quite a bit, from honey-amber-golden brown, with highly figured golden-brown and silver purplish-grey bands of color and movement. It is of varied grain with figures of lighter and darker steaks of color all mixed together. Oregon Myrtle wood is a heavier wood than Walnut or Cherry, but is also lighter in weight than Rock Maple. It is very strong, and the combination of the sound and color are un-beatable.
Please inquire as to the availability and current price for using Koa Wood in your very special Custom Mountain Glen Harp!
Here are some pictures of the many custom harps I have created over the years, from Oregon Myrtle wood.
Harp shown: “Wind Blown” 32 nylon strung. Custom 36 string Gut harp built for Derek Bell.
The “Mystic Harp”, was used by Derek Bell to record the “Mystic Harp 1 & 2” CD’s and was also played by Derek in the live concert recording, “A Celtic Evening With Derek Bell.”
Custom 34 nylon strung ‘Mystic Harp’ Myrtle wood harp. This harp was used by Derek Bell on his Mystic Harp CDs.
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