GUITAR OF THE MONTH
The fourth harp guitar built by California-based luthier Kathy
Wingert, this piece features seven sub bass strings (tuned
low to high E-B-A-B-C-D-G). Born out of a fascination with
the works of Scottish artists Margaret McDonald and Charles
Rennie Mackintosh, the overlays on the harp head and headstock were designed and created by Wingert’s daughter Jimmi.
The guitar is made with sycamore back and sides and an
Italian spruce top. The binding is ebony with black/white/black
purfling. Wingert did the harp arm inlay, while the rose sound
hole was created and cut by Jimmi. The harp guitar will be
made available for sale in the fall.