Purpleheart wood Therapy harp?

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    Candy Estevez on #166139


    I’m planning on having a therapy harp made. Its the very first harp i will have ownership over and I would like to have it made in purpleheart. I’ve seen other harps made in the wood, and they look gorgeous! The only thing that worries me is the density of the wood having any effect on the sound of the harp. Can anyone help me with that, please?

    Thank you so much.

    jessica-wolff on #166140

    Well, generally, denser woods have a brighter tone, other things being equal. I think the color of purpleheart tends to fade to a muddy purple in time, but I wouldn’t swear to it.

    patricia-jaeger on #166141


    The maker of your harp has apparently used this wood before and is familiar with its tonal qualities, so he would be the one to ask about that. I happen to have

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