ES1121 "Svirzh" Vargan
Archived model (?)
Very low jaw harp with a clean, harmonious sound and incredibly long knee tongue. The acoustic acoustical defect - a soft rustling ring - is easily solved by polishing. Mechanical design is not the most convenient - any deviation from the perpendicular leads to a knock. But the timbre simultaneously possesses both the unusualness of the "lowest" instruments and the density, which makes it possible to operate overtones in a wide range, both indulging in special effects and using pitch-sound intonation. The jews harp require extremely soft strokes - a tiny amount of excess force can broke a lamel. It must be played very gentle and quiet.