Crescendo 34

Overview

  • 34 strings, 4¾ octaves
  • Solid sapele neck, back & sides
  • Laminated Finland birch soundboard
  • Full set of Loveland sharping levers
  • Removable stand included

The Crescendo 34 is great blend of affordability, portability and depth of sound in a 4¾-octave range. With solid sapele wood neck, back and sides and a laminated birch soundboard (like the Allegro 26), the Crescendo 34 has a clear, bright sound with a deep, resonant bass.

For playing comfort, we've added facets on the upper corners of the back. This clever "hybrid staveback" design provides the ergonomic benefits of our popular 36-string staveback harp at a portion of the cost.

To keep the carrying size to a minimum while giving maximum flexibility of playing height, the Crescendo 34 includes an innovative removable stand. It has 5-inch legs and nestles into the base of the harp, attaching in seconds with the twist of a knob and without turning the harp upside down. 8-inch legs are an option for those who prefer more height. For those who like a lower height, the harp balances beautifully on the ground without the stand. The stand comes apart to fit in the case pockets.

The Crescendo 34 delivers a great combination of range, performance and value in an elegant and easy-to-manage harp.

CD34 case available separately.

Price: $3145 Includes stand with 5-inch legs and T-handle tuning wrench

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Options

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Camac levers

Price: $225

The Dusty Harp Pickup installed

Price: $395

gut strings

Gut strings

Price: $270

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Padded case

Price: $265

Specifications

Range

  • 34 strings
  • 4¾ octaves
  • Low: C two octaves below middle C
  • High: A 2¾ octaves above middle C

String composition

  • Treble and upper mid-range: nylon monofilament
  • Lower mid-range: nylon core with nylon wrap
  • Bass: steel core with metal wrap

Lever options

  • Full set of Loveland levers included
  • Camac levers available

Woods

  • Sides, back, neck and pillar: solid sapele
  • Soundboard: laminated Finland birch

Weight

  • Harp: approximately 22 pounds
  • Stand adds 2 pounds
  • Case adds 7½ pounds

Note: the weight can vary by up to 2 pounds, depending on the density of the particular tree from which the harp was made.

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height at back of harp: 44 inches
  • Height at front of harp: 48 inches
  • Stand adds 5, 7½, or 11 inches
  • Maximum soundbox width: 13½ inches
  • Widest part of harp (front to back): 27½ inches
Line drawing showing approximate dimensions of Crescendo 34 harp

Testimonials

"My Crescendo arrived ten days ago, and I am totally in love with the lush, bell-like round sound that just fills the room with joy. This is a harp that is just begging to be played - and it's mine! Sylvia Woods was right when she said the weight would be nothing compared to my pedal harp, which I have loved for over 30 years but had to limit playing due to spinal fractures. Now I can play to my heart's content."

-Lorrie Hubin (Escondido, California)

"I am a 56 year old Grandma... this harp has a beautiful tone and the workmanship is wonderful. Thank you for making such a quality instrument."

-Joanie Brandt (Escondido, California)

"I was one of several people lined up outside your Fremont store early Friday morning to buy a harp, and the rest of this weekend have been on my ‘harpy moon’ with my beautiful Crescendo. The tone is so rich and full, and I love the bass - it just reverberates for ever. The upper registers sound pure without seeming constricted or nasally. This harp is a joy to play, and I am so grateful to have such an excellent instrument!"

-Chloe Wilcox