Lorraine Floor Harp

 

PLEASE NOTE:
We are not stocking this harp at this time. to purchase this harp, please contact StoneyEnd directly:
http://www.stoneyend.com/harps.html

 

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.

 

Lorraine Floor Harp                          Lorraine Floor Harp

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.

 

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:

 

Tuning Key
Tuning Key

 

 

Teach Yourself Folk Harp Book

Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp
A perfect Tutorial for the beginner. It includes instructions on reading music, harp technique, and many songs - both simple and more complex. It was written by Sylvia Woods - the 1980 All Ireland Harp Champion.

 

 

Folk Harp Journal

Folk Harp Journal
(one issue included, issue may differ from the one pictured)
A quarterly publication with Harp related articles, and many sources for harps, accessories, sheet music, etc.

 

 

You might also want to consider the following accessories for your Lap Harp:

 

 

 


 

PLEASE NOTE:
We are not stocking this harp at this time. to purchase this harp, please contact StoneyEnd directly:
http://www.stoneyend.com/harps.html

 

 



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