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In NetHack, a harp is one of two musical instruments:

Both cost 50 zm and weigh 30 aum. A wooden harp will either play "a lilting melody" (which pacifies nymphs), or else "twangs". If a harp produces "very attractive music", it is a magic harp instead.

Encyclopedia entry

A triangular stringed instrument, often Magic. Even when not Magic, a Harp is surprisingly portable and tough and can be carried everywhere on the back of the Bard or Harper in all weathers. A Harp seldom goes out of tune and never warps. Its strings break only in very rare instances, usually because the Harper is sulking or crossed in love. This is just as well as no one seems to make or sell spare strings.

[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

After breakfast was over, the ogre called out: "Wife, wife, bring me my golden harp." So she brought it and put it on the table before him. Then he said: "Sing!" and the golden harp sang most beautifully. And it went on singing till the ogre fell asleep, and commenced to snore like thunder.
Then Jack lifted up the copper-lid very quietly and got down like a mouse and crept on hands and knees till he came to the table, when up he crawled, caught hold of the golden harp and dashed with it towards the door. But the harp called out quite loud: "Master! Master!" and the ogre woke up just in time to see Jack running off with his harp.

[ Jack and the Beanstalk, from English Fairy Tales, by Joseph Jacobs ]

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