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FH36H harp in chocolate-brown walnut wood with warm golden cherry soundboard veneer
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FH36H

Overview

  • 36 strings, 5 octaves
  • Solid wood construction in choice of 5 woods
  • Comfortable hybrid staveback design
  • Full set of Loveland sharping levers
  • Deluxe case included

The FH36H has what we feel is the ideal range for a full-size lever harp: five octaves, starting and ending on C. The solid wood construction brings an impressive amount of depth, power and articulation to our characteristic bright and clear sound.

The FH36H has a rectangular soundbox, as opposed to the FH36S. While preserving the superb tone of its popular predecessor, the FH36B, we have increased the playing comfort with facets on the upper corners of the back. This "hybrid staveback" design provides the ergonomic benefits of the FH36S, but at a portion of the cost. The rectangular soundbox shape produces a very balanced, well-defined sound with great projection.

The FH36H includes a full set of Loveland sharping levers (Camac levers are available), a custom tuning wrench and a high quality case. This harp will delight both the professional and the player new to harping who is ready to make an investment in fine craftsmanship, musical potential and sheer enjoyment for years to come.

Includes deluxe CH36 case and custom tuning wrench.

Sapele
:
$
5695.00
Maple
:
$
5895.00
Walnut
:
$
5995.00
Figured cherry
:
$
6195.00
Bubinga
:
$
6295.00

The price(s) shown apply to harps that are available to ship in the current calendar year. For information on wait times and to find out if there's a Dusty Strings dealer near you, please send us a message using the button below.

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Please note that your harp will not look exactly like the photos you see here. Because wood is a natural material, and the color and grain vary from tree to tree, each harp we build is unique.

We make an effort to keep the photos up to date as far as general design goes, but videos could show slightly older versions.

Specifications

Range

  • 36 strings
  • 5 octaves
  • Low: C two octaves below middle C
  • High: C three octaves above middle C

String composition

  • Treble and upper mid-range: nylon monofilament
  • Lower mid-range: nylon core with nylon wrap
  • Bass: phosphor bronze core with nylon wrap

Lever options

  • Full set of Loveland levers included
  • Camac levers available

Woods

  • Sides, back, neck and pillar: sapele, walnut, maple, figured cherry or bubinga
  • Soundboard: solid mahogany in the mid and upper ranges and spruce in the bass, overlaid with book-matched figured hardwood veneer and bordered with purfling and edge binding

Weight

  • Sapele: approximately 27 pounds
  • Walnut: approximately 26 pounds
  • Maple: approximately 30 pounds
  • Figured cherry: approximately 27 pounds
  • Bubinga: approximately 32 pounds
  • Case adds 9½ 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: 51 inches
  • Height at front of harp: 54 inches
  • Maximum soundbox width: 14 inches
  • Widest part of harp (front to back): 29 inches
Diagram of FH36H with dimensions
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