Luchair – Petite Irish harp, 34 Strings - $4,600
Because of its portability, playability and wonderful sound, this is currently my favorite design. It does require a carefully profiled soundboard to get good volume from the lightly tensioned Savarez fluorocarbon strings. In a lighter wood like cherry, this harp weighs 16 lbs and is just about four feet tall – making it imminently portable for the traveling harpist.
34 Strings, Range 1760hz a” to 65 Hz C (19 strings above middle C, 14 Below
36 String Compact - $4,750
Range 1760Hz a” to 55Hz A (19 strings above middle C, 16 Below)
While this harp is significantly larger than the Luchair, it is still small enough to fit in the back seat of a compact car. It is a smaller, lighter tension version of the popular Raven model. The picture is a round back in Bubinga, wieighing 24 lbs. It can be strung with Nylon or Fluorocarbon strings.
The Raven 36 - $4, 880
Range 1760Hz a” to 43Hz A (19 strings above middle C, 16 Below)
More clients have requested the Raven than any other model. It uses medium-high tension nylon strings and has a wonderful, mature sound in its first weeks. This version, built in cherry with Truitt levers is a reasonable 22 lbs.
At 62” this is the tallest, heaviest model I build. The range is the same as the popular Raven model. It is drawn as a stave back, though most of harps I built were round backs. You will need an SUV or a large sedan if you plan to take this harp around town.
36 Strings, Range 1760Hz a” to 43Hz E (19 strings above middle C, 16 Below
Seang is Gaelic for Slight, and the Seang is a downsized version of a Luchair with four bass strings removed. It is just under 44 inches high and weighs less than 15 lbs. Shown here as a round back in a brilliantly figured big leaf maple.
30 Strings, Range 1760Hz a” to 98 Hz G (19 strings above middle C, 10 Below)
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