I've heard it said that the violin is the musical instrument most similar in sound to the human voice itself, thus supposing that violas, cellos and bases would be judged similarly in their ranges. Perhaps that may be why many folks are naturally drawn to strings. With a harp, not only can you produce just one particular vibratory pitch,like one single human voice, but you have the choice of many vibratory "voices" that can be played "all at once". A vocal chorus sounds their chords all at once, but harp vibrations have no words or mouths to distort its purity. A guitar chord is struck altogether; does it sound beautiful or sweet? So, does the plucking itself play a role in a harp's sweetness? Can the plucking itself change the character and softness of the tones played? Can the plucking change our overall perception of whether a harp can be, for many, the most beautiful instrument?