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DavidWhite

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I recently completed a small bodied Parlour sized harp guitar with six sub-bass strings using a floating bridge designed to be played in Terz tuning three semitones higher than standard tuning. She is called “Fimbrethil” - the lost entwife of Fangorn that Tolkien loosely translated as "Slender Princess". She has a Lutz spruce top and Mahogany, probably Cuban, back and sides reclaimed from the same Edwardian bureau used to make “Samhain Fada Lámh” my Grand Concert sized harp guitar. The main strings have a scale length of 610mm and the sub basses are around 760mm. This completes my “Orchestral Range” of instruments (Baritone, Grand Concert, Concert, Parlour and Taropatch Harp Ukulele) and together with my good friends Keith Chesterton and Mark Thomson I’m embarking on a recording project using four of my instruments called “Four F’s Sake” - Fangorn, (Samhain) Fada (Lámh), Fimbrethil, Ferdinand). Here are some pictures of “Fimbrethil”:

 

 

Here are a couple of videos of Keith Chesterton playing "Fimbrethil". Firstly his own composition "The Slender Princess":

Next his arrangement of the Christmas Carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel":


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It sounds really goog! I love it. Bravo, beautiful sound, very interesting.
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Phillipe,

Thank you - much appreciated.

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