I’ve tried the new Teifi levers briefly at the Edinburgh harp festival last year, liked them immensely, and am getting them on my Mark Norris harp when I get to the top of his waiting list. I don’t think I know of any other luthiers using them. They have a very light action, easier to use if you’re doing a lot of fast lever flips.
<span style=”font-size: 16px;”>Teifi have a solid reputation, although some people find their harps heavy. The Eos model is a bit on the heavy side, the other models are in line with other lever harps around. It could be the way they sit on you, that’s such a personal thing and I’m shorter than most adults, but it could also be that they’re making them lighter these days. I didn’t notice the weight when I was trying out a Telor with the new levers, I was mainly focusing on the feel of the levers. It had a nice full, rich sound, oddly stronger in the middle range, but I suspect it needed new bass wires or something, as I’ve never heard anyone else mention that problem. Beautiful harps.</span>
<span style=”font-size: 16px;”>Mark is using a version of the levers with a round head and less obvious colour markings, by the way. They sound easier to use but harder to see. I presume Teifi will put on that version instead if you ask, since they’re making them. They do look more elegant. I think I’ll be getting the round headed ones with the Cs and Fs painted or something, but I’ll sort that out with Mark when he’s making my harp. </span>