- #FH 36 S#
Dusty Strings FH 36 S in Cherry
High performance, professional quality lever harp for discerning players.
With a full five octaves, starting and ending on C, the FH36 S - Staved Soundbox - has an ideal range for a full-size lever harp. The all-solid-wood construction brings a stunning amount of depth, power, responsiveness and articulation to the characteristic bright and clear Dusty Strings sound. These harps are truly an impressive piece of fine woodworking and a satisfying investment for any professional harp player or harp enthusiast.
The soundboard features solid Honduras mahogany in the mid and upper ranges and spruce in the bass, overlaid with book-matched figures hardwood veneer and bordered with purfling and edge binding.
The sides and back of the FH 36 S - Staved Soundbox model consists of five facets of book-matched wood. This design puts a flat facet, rather than a corner, against the player's shoulder, which some find more comfortable and which makes it easier to reach the lower strings. This soundbox shape, as opposed to the hybrid staved / rectangular soundbox of the FH 36 H, gives an overall more rounded sound, with a slightly fuller bass voice.
The choice of wood makes a distinctive contribution to the overall sound of the harp. Cherry wood has a lot of the characteristics of bubinga (depth, boldness and resonant bass), but also has some of the warmth and softness of walnut. Cherry could be thought of it as being between walnut and bubinga, but somewhat closer to bubinga. We sometimes have special wood finishes, such as Curly Maple, in stock, in addition to the standard woods.
- #At a Glance#
FH 36 S Cherry At a Glance
Maker: Dusty Strings
Type: Lever Harp
String Type: Nylon
Levers: Loveland (Camac Optional)
Ability Level: All
Weight: approx 13.1kg
Compass: 36 Strings (C1-C6)*
Finish: Sapele / Maple / Bubinga / Walnut / Cherry
FH 36 S Cherry Videos
N.B. Video features FH 36 S in Bubinga
Included with the FH 36 S Cherry
Quality Heavy Duty Carrying Case
Matching Wood Tuning Key
FH 36 S Cherry Optional Extras
Choice of Black Finish
Dusty Strings FH 34 and FH 36 models now also come in a high quality silk black finish. Make your choice of wood based on the tonal qualities you desire and Dusty Strings will then finish the harp in black for you.
Choice of Levers
All Dusty Strings harps are supplied with high quality Loveland levers as standard. However, new FH34 and FH36 models can be ordered with Camac levers.
Camac Levers: £280
Internal Pick Up
Using four carefully placed piezo pickup elements connected to a central rod, the Dusty Harp Pickup achieves a clean, focused, natural and lush sound. The pickup is discreetly mounted inside the soundbox of the harp, invisible to the audience. A single jack mounted on the back of the harp connects straight into a guitar amp or PA, making for true plug and play ease of use. The Internal Pick Up can be supplied pre-fitted, or can be retro-fitted by anyone with a basic grasp of DIY.
Internal Pick Up for FH 36: £315
Pre-fitted Internal Pick-Up: £340
FH 36 S Cherry Brochures
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