Much as we would love to, we don't normally have the time or capacity to take photos of individual instruments, so part of ordering an instrument long-distance is accepting that it will have its own unique appearance, and won't be exactly like the one pictured on our website. But while our whole routine was off and our store was closed due to coronavirus precautions, we thought we might take the opportunity to do something a little special and showcase some of the more unique instruments we have in stock. Now is your chance to fall in love with and adopt a particular harp or dulcimer that you love the looks of!
Crescendo 34 with black lacquer and Camac levers
$3720 (stand included, case sold separately)
Is it just the moody black-on-black photographs, or does this classy-looking harp have an air of mystery about it? It's rare that we make a harp in all black, since we are so fond of seeing the natural wood through clear lacquer. But making this one reminded us that the wood character is still there in a really cool way! Since we don't use pore-filler for a smooth and shiny look like a grand piano, you get the stunning elegance of black lacquer paired with the beautiful natural texture of the sapele wood underneath. The tone is unchanged by the color, so you can expect our well-loved Crescendo voice, which is rich, balanced, and bright.
FH36S in maple with Camac levers
$6520 (case included)
Our maple harps have a bright, crisp, clean tone, and sometimes people prefer the wood to look straight-grained and clear as well, but we like wood with character!
Crescendo 34 with Camac levers
$3620 (stand included, case sold separately)
This Crescendo has a gorgeous, rich, dark red tone and a slight bit of curl on the back!
FH26 in highly-figured cherry with Camac levers
$3260 (legs and deluxe case included)
It's not often we see such a stunning example of natural beauty as this piece of cherry wood! (Oh yeah, and the harp happens to sound fabulous too.)
Allegro 26 with Camac levers and black lacquer
$2160 (legs included, case sold separately)
The black lacquer gives a dramatic touch to this sweet and balanced-sounding Allegro 26, while still allowing the texture and grain of the sapele wood to show through.
FH34 in cherry with Camac levers and gut strings
$6090 (stand and case included)
Gut strings have a slightly warmer tone and a more grippy tactile feel than nylon strings do.
FH36S in cherry with Camac levers
$6820 (case included)
It's fun to imagine what this cherry tree might have lived through to result in such interesting grain.
FH34 in figured cherry with Camac levers and abalone soundboard inlay
$6820 (stand and case included)
It looks as warm and sparkly as it sounds!
$1895 (legs included, case sold separately)
Sapele wood often has a fairly uniform appearance, but occasionally we get a harp with some fun darker streaks or stripes.