Celtic harp, folk harp and lever harp are the terms most commonly used to describe the style of harp that we make. While the first two are certainly accurate descriptions, they can imply that these harps are meant for folk music alone, when in fact we have heard everything from the traditional Celtic repertoire to music from other folk traditions, classical, jazz, pop, original compositions and therapy music played on our harps. Calling them lever harps also helps to differentiate these from the larger pedal harps that you see played in orchestras. With a lever harp, key changes are made by flipping the sharping levers that are at the top of each string, whereas with a pedal harp, key changes are actuated by foot pedals - often a necessary function in orchestral playing. Because they are larger and have a more complicated mechanism, pedal harps tend to be a good deal heavier and more expensive than lever harps.
FH36H in soft curly maple
If only we could find the words to describe this one-of-a-kind harp! The wood glows like the rays of the setting sun on the gentle ripples of a sandy seashore. The sound is as rich and smooth as butter, overlaid with a bright and sparkly layer of fine crystalline sugar. The surface feels soft and silky, like a decadent evening gown, and the strings shimmer like starlight, coming to life at the barest brush of a finger. If you listen closely, you can even hear the faint echo of mermaids singing! What other details do you need, really?