Nevel harps are translated Psaltery, and are mentioned several places in the Christian Old Testament, including 1st Samuel 10:5, 2nd Samuel 6:5, 2nd Kings 10:12, 1st Chronicles 13:8, 15:16, 15:20, 15:28, 25:1, 25:6, 2nd Chronicles 5:12, 9:11, 20:28, 29:25, Nehemiah 12:27 Psalm 33:2, 57:8, 81:2, 92:3, 108:2, 144:9, 150:3, Isaiah 5:12, 14:11, and Amos 6:5, 5:23. The name nevel is similar to N'velah, and means carcass. It is named such because of the skin membrane. Nevel harps have a vessel type body with strings arranged horizontally across the surface like a guitar or banjo, and can have round or square bodies. To see our other types of harps, view our Main Harps Page.
SPECIAL NOTE - No Warranty on Strings: Whether you purchase an instrument on-line or in a neighborhood store, manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey to your home. During this time the strings WILL oxidize and this may shorten their life expectancy and may reduce their sound quality. On occasion instruments may arrive with a broken string, therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings as soon as it arrives. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument. See our harp string sets page for strings.