This is the style of harp many think of when you say harp. It is big and impressive. Sometimes it comes with gilding. This is the harp you need for playing with an orchestra. It has high tension strings, a big sound box, and a system of pedals that allow for rapid shifts- accidentals and key changes. This harp is great for classical music, jazz, and rock. But it also costs a whole lot more than a folk harp and requires regular maintenance.