Available harps

Harp models available in store
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Logo Dusty Strings

A family business founded in 1979, Dusty Strings is a reference in the world of popular harp.

Logo Lyon & Healy

Founded in 1864 in Chicago, Lyon & Healy made their first harp in 1889. The company is now renowned for its classical harps throughout the world.

Logo Salvi

It is natural to associate the harp with the name Salvi, a referencek for musicians since the mid-1900s.

Buying a harp

Some explanations to help you choose a harp

Our showroom

The harps presented below are the ones we generally keep in stock. Most are available in several finishes.

Each of the three manufacturers we represent offer even more models; which can be ordered when we do not have them in stock.

How to choose a harp

The register of the harp would certainly be the first question to be clarified. We could categorize harps as follows: small: 22 to 27 strings; the medium ones: 29 to 40 strings and the large ones: 40 to 47 strings.

The sound of a harp will differ depending on a few factors: the type of wood used, the manufacturing process and the type of strings are the main reasons. The size of the harp and therefore the size of the sound box will mostly have an incidence on the sound projection.

The shape of the harp, its finish or color as well as the ease of transport are also points to consider. Obviously, the most important thing is to try it out to validate the comfort but especially the sound.

Type of strings

In the modern harp world, there are two categories of strings; nylon (or synthetic) and gut strings. All classical or pedal harps are stringed with gut strings while Celtic (or levered) harps are stringed with either nylon or gut strings.

Generally speaking, one could qualify the sound of nylon strings as being brighter and more resonant, whereas gut strings have a rounder, warmer tone and resonate a little less longer.

Levers

The levers on the harp console are used to make the accidentals (flats and sharps).

It is important to choose a harp with all the levers as this is what allows you to do more different scales. Without levers, a harp would be limited to a single scale.

All the harps we sell have levers on each strings.

Lever or pedal harps

It is mainly the method of obtaining the accidentals (flats and sharps) that distinguishes these two types of harps.

Celtic harps have levers that can be changed by hand, while the accidentals of the larger harps are obtained by operating the pedals with the feet.

The range of a celtic harp is limited to 40 strings while that of pedal harps is 40 to 47 strings.

Ease of transport

All harps can be transported outside your home, but some are more easier to move.

25-36 string harps are the easiest to transport.

Harp selection

Allegro

Allegro

Dusty Strings, Nylon, 26 strings
FH34 Merisier
FH34
FH34

FH34

Dusty Strings, Nylon, 34 strings
FH36S Bubinga
FH36S Bubinga
FH36S Merisier
FH36S Érable
FH36S Noyer

FH36S

Dusty Strings, Nylon, 36 strings
Serrana

Serrana

Dusty Strings, Nylon, 34 strings
Drake

Drake

Lyon & Healy, Bio-Carbon, 34 strings
Ogden Naturelle
Ogden Acajou
Ogden Ebony

Ogden

Lyon & Healy, Gut, 34 strings
Prelude Acajou
Prelude Ebony
Prelude Naturelle

Prelude

Lyon & Healy, Gut, 40 strings
Mia Cherry
Mia Naturelle
Mia Acajou

Mia

Salvi, Nylon, 34 strings
Gaia Cherry

Gaia

Salvi, Gut, 38 strings
Juno 27 Cherry

Juno

Salvi, Nylon, 25-27 strings
Titan Noire
Titan Cherry
Titan Naturelle
Titan Acajou

Titan

Salvi, Nylon, 38 strings
Una

Una

Salvi, Nylon, 38 strings
Hermes Acajou
Hermes Naturelle

Hermes

Salvi, Nylon, 40 strings
Ana Acajou
Ana Naturelle

Ana

Salvi, Gut, 40 strings
Harpe Delta

Delta

Salvi, Nylon, 29 strings, électrique

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