|Base price||50 zm|
|Monster use||Will not be used by monsters.|
A wooden harp is a type of musical instrument that appears in NetHack. It is tonal and made of wood, and appears as just a harp when unidentified.
For Samurai, the wooden harp is called a koto.
Applying a wooden harp will play it; improvising will typically cause it to "twang", while trying to play specific notes produces a "strange sound", and both have no effect beyond exercising dexterity. If you are not confused, there is a chance that it will instead play "a lilting melody" that pacifies any nymphs nearby; for this to occur, the sum of your experience level and a randomly rolled number between 0 and your current dexterity stat must exceed 25.
The wooden harp is easily and safely distinguished from a magic harp by attempting to play it - playing a magic harp with charges produces "very attractive music" and tame nearby monsters.
As a tonal instrument, it can be used to play the passtune to enter the Castle. Outside of this, wooden harps are mainly used as polyfodder.