Performance miking of a stringed harp

Date Updated: October 16, 2019 FAQ #271
Question:
I'm looking for a recommendation for a microphone to pick up a harp, the stringed instrument, not a harmonica, for live performance in small venues, such as school auditoriums, at cocktail parties, weddings, and possibly outdoor concerts for small audiences. Please advise.
Answer:

We recommend the KSM137, SM137, or PGA81 to mic a string instrument such as the harp.
For a complete listing of microphones that we recommend for stringed instruments, see our online Selection Guides/Buyers Guides.
We outline how to mic many different instruments in our online publication "Microphone Techniques for Music - Sound Reinforcement".
Harp mic placement is on page 23.