Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Biblioteca de la Guitarra y Cuerda Pulsada

Alfonso X: Instruments of Cantigas. Harps, Psalteries

Medieval Instruments : Harps

Let's look at some of the information we have about the medieval Middle Eastern harp, the jank. Above are examples from Central Asia in the 6th century, Spain in the 13th, and Persia in the 18th. The details vary but the basic construction can be ascertained by careful comparison with the present-day classical Burmese harp, the saung-gauk.
Though morphologically the saung-gauk is an arched harp and the jank was an angular harp, the essential structures of the bodies are, conveniently, the...

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