Jew’s harp (“vargan”) from one of the best Russian masters – Dmitry Glazyrin with cedar case (the picture for each case is unique, selected randomly and may not be as shown on photo). Extremely clean, crisp and mid/low-pitched sound. Great sensitivity. One of the best jew’s harps in the world (for those who like saturated, medium to low sound).
This jew’s harp is top quality, hand made with great care musical instrument. It is not a toy like “Snoopy Jaw Harp” or stamped Austrian maultrommels. Requires gentle handling! If you will hear metallic clanging instead of sount – it is not “defect” but warning about handling style.
Jew’s harp is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world with pocket size. Its rhythmic possibilities are endless and ability to change timbre in extreme, unusual ways are spectacular. Pure melodic playing with distinct overtones is possible too. It is easy to play and does not require musical training. To produce first sound, two frame ends must be hardly pressed to upper and lower teeth – not to lips – with left hand. Right index finger will be stroke reed elbow at direction, perpendicular to frame plane, inward and outward. The frame must not be squeezed with lips, teeth and hand! Jaw harp, juice harp, mouth harp, ozark harp, trump, jew’s trump are obsolete or wrong names of the jew’s harp. This name has nothing common with the Jewish people. Other names for jew’s harp in various regions of the world are: vargan, khomus, guimbarde, maultrommel, munnharpe, kubyz, dan moi, mondharp, temir-komuz, morsing, morchang, doromb, parmupill. More than 1000 names are known.