Sligo Harp Shop
Luchair – Petite Irish harp, 34 Strings - $5,300
Top players from Ireland and Scotland seem to prefer small harps with lighter tension that can respond to the blazing ornamentation they put into their music. Luchair (Gaelic for joy or delight) incorporates the best features of these harps.
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 - $5,460
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 - $5,610
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.
Seang 30 - $4,890
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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