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STONEY END LAP HARP REVIEW ANYONE?

  • Karen
    Karen Agabin

    I am considering purchasing a Stoney End harp, the BRittany harp with 22 strings. I haven't seen much review on Stoney End harps. DOes anyone have any experience and review of their small harps?

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    • Jennifer
      Jennifer Buehler

      I have a little Brittany that I've had for years.  I just got it back after loaning it out for several years to a woman who took it to China in her suitcase!  It is a compact and sturdy little harp with a sweet sound.  It's a little big to fit in the overhead as a carryon.  The newer therapy harps have a nicer sound but the upper range of the Brittany is sweet and bell-like with out being tinny.  The tension is surprisingly high for a harp of that size.  It is a little harder to find music for a 22 string harp (rather than a 25 string with the low C) but if your theory skills are decent you can adapt many of the Sylvia Woods A parts for the harp and there are several books at Melody's www.folkharp.com that fit the 22 string G-G range.