THE JEWS HARP AND THE JAWSAPHONE
These are hand-made brass jaw harps (jews harps) and Jawsaphones
made by Clayton Bailey.
This hand-made jaw harp is made from 1/8" heavy brass stock
and has a spring steel tongue.
The tongue is held in place by two machine screws and a clamping plate.
This allows the tongue to be adjusted or replaced, if necessary.
me about availability of these heavy brass jaw harps:
The double- tongue jews harp has a unique vibratto sound., but it's
not as loud as the single-tongued jews harp shown at the left.
A Jawsaphone is made by attaching the jaw harp to a trumpet bell. The trumpet
amplifies the sound of the harp without the use of electricity, and gives
a unique sound to the instrument. The Jawsaphone is played by placing it
lightly against the lips. In these experimental instruments, the jews harp
can be removed from the bell, and played separately because it is held
in place by a small spring.
This Jawsaphone amplifies the sound of this experimental double-
tongued jews harp.
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