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FH36S harp in rich red bubinga wood with light-colored curly maple soundboard veneer
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FH36S

Overview

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

The FH36S has what we feel is the ideal range for a full-size lever harp: five octaves, starting and ending on C. It surrounds the player with a round, full-bodied and well articulated sound, and its generous depth, power and responsiveness make playing seem effortless. It's a beautiful piece of fine woodworking and a satisfying investment for any harp enthusiast.

The sides and back of the soundbox consist of five facets of book-matched hardwood. This staveback design puts a flat facet, rather than a corner, against the player's shoulder, which some find more comfortable and which makes it easier to reach the lower strings. This soundbox shape, as opposed to the rectangular soundbox of the FH36H, gives a subtly rounder sound with a slightly fuller bass voice.

Includes deluxe CH36 case and custom tuning wrench.

Sapele
:
$
6395.00
Maple
:
$
6595.00
Walnut
:
$
6695.00
Figured cherry
:
$
6895.00
Bubinga
:
$
6995.00

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 26 pounds
  • Walnut: approximately 25 pounds
  • Maple: approximately 29 pounds
  • Figured cherry: approximately 26 pounds
  • Bubinga: approximately 31 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 FH36S harp including dimensions
Compare String Tension
Diagram showing relative string tension between harp models
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