The Jew's harp instrument is thought to be one of the oldest musical instruments in the world and it is known in many different cultures by many different names. The range of the instrument varies with the size of the instrument, but generally hovers around an octave span. The tongue of the instrument is placed in the performer's mouth and plucked with the finger to produce a note and by changing the shape of his mouth and the amount of air contained in it the performer can cause different overtones to sound and thus create melodies. The harps can be made out of many different materials.
Here we have 3 different sizes of harps with which to produce different ranges. The largest, which measures 4 ½" long is made out of iron and England is stamped on both sides. The middle sized one is 3" in length and is made of steel. The smallest is also steel and is only an 1 ¾" in length.
These are marvelous at parties and many cultures have groups play them.
Condition: Mint. All are in playable order.
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