- #FH 36 S#
Dusty Strings FH 36 S in Maple with Koa Soundboard and Camac Levers
High performance, professional quality lever harp for discerning players
FH36S in maple with a koa soundboard
Though it's grown in our own country (USA / Hawaii) , there's not much wood that looks more exotic than Hawaiian koa, with its rich, golden-brown color and the tightly-curled figure that catches the light in an almost iridescent way. When paired with calm, creamy maple, it makes for a subtly stunning harp.
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 Maple Koa Special - At a Glance
|36 Strings (C1-C6)*
|Special Maple Koa
Included with the FH 36 S Maple Koa
Quality Heavy Duty Carrying Case
Matching Wood Tuning Key
FH 36 S Maple Koa - Included Extras
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.
FH 36 S Maple Koa - Multimedia
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