Lorraine Floor Harp
This beautiful Floor Harp is made of fine Cherry wood. It has a four octave range that is tuned from G to G. It has a very rich, full sound. It's size (56" tall) makes it a perfect instrument for beginners or pros.
The harp is finished with 3 clear coats of Deft brand Nitrocellulose Lacquer. The soundboard is Finnish aircraft-grade 3 millimeter Birch laminate. The strings are nylon (as generally used in Celtic and Folk music), with the C and F strings color-coded (C strings are red, F strings are blue). This make it very easy to visualize the notes being played.
The base is removable for storage or transporting.
This harp has "sharping levers" on all of the C and F strings. Sharping levers allow you to raise the pitch of a string by half a step - raising a C to a C# for example. This makes this harp an excellent choice for Celtic music. Most Celtic music is played in the key of D or G - the shaping levers on this harp allow you to play easily in these keys. Of course, playing in C is simple, by just not engaging any of the shaping levers. See the picture below for a close-up of a sharping lever.
The shaping levers are made by Loveland, and are fully adjustable.
As with any nylon string instrument, there is a break-in period of a week or two, in which the strings will have to be re-tuned quite often. This is normal - after the strings are broken-in the harp will stay in tune.
Even if you have a very good ear, we do recommend that you purchase a Chromatic Tuner to help you properly tune your harp.
The following items will also be included with your harp:
Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp
Folk Harp Journal
You might also want to consider the following accessories for your Lap Harp:
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