- 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
The Dusty Harp Pickup installed
- 34 strings
- 4¾ octaves
- Low: C two octaves below middle C
- High: A 2¾ octaves above middle C
- Treble and upper mid-range: nylon monofilament
- Lower mid-range: nylon core with nylon wrap
- Bass: steel core with metal wrap
- Full set of Loveland levers included
- Camac levers available
- Sides, back, neck and pillar: solid sapele
- Soundboard: laminated Finland birch
- 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.
- 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
"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!"