What does it actually mean for a harp to have an extended soundboard ? Sure, I know what it looks like: the soundboard has nice round “child-bearing” curves at the base, but what does it mean for the sound ? How does it vary from a straight-soundboard harp ?
I’m still just a n00b with my 46 string Venus ( that I’m very happy with ) which has an extended soundboard. Intuition tells me that it should only have to do with the lower octaves, since the curves only appear near the lower register. But on the other hand, I know that