Harp, Veracruz

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This type of Harp has been popular in Latin America since the 1500s, when it arrived there from Spain. The Veracruz harp has a large soundbox and a straight pillar. The strings are attached to tuning pins fixed in the neck. Veracruz harps can be heard in ensembles, often playing a tune to the accompaniment of guitars or, in parts of Mexico, with violins or accordions.

Pitch range
Seven octaves.
Wood, with gut strings.
5 ft (1.50 m) high and 30 in (76 cm) wide.
Harps arrived in Latin America with the conquistadors (the Spanish conquerors of Central and South America) in the 16th century. The Veracruz harp is a later development that evolved in Mexico.
Chordophone: an instrument that produces its sound by the vibration of strings.
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Latin American harps are traditionally plucked using the player's fingernails to produce a distinctively bright and clear sound.

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