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Natural Gut Strings: The harpists’ Choice

Natural gut strings have long been the preferred choice for harpists due to their exceptional sound quality and stability. The uniqueness of these strings lies in their natural materials and expert craftsmanship, which allows them to demonstrate unparalleled advantages in music performance. Compared to synthetic strings, natural gut strings offer a wider dynamic range and deeper emotional expression, making each performance an unforgettable musical experience. Comparison Between Gut and Synthetic Strings In the comparison between Natural gut and synthetic strings, natural gut strings demonstrate superiority in many aspects: Stability: Natural gut strings can maintain their original specifications even after multiple

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Which strings are for my harp?

Recently, we have received numerous inquiries about new harp strings. We understand that there may be confusion about whether these new products are suitable for your harp. It is crucial to maintain a meticulous attitude when purchasing harp strings because using the wrong strings can not only result in peculiar tones but also potentially affect the overall wood quality of the harp. To address this, we created a simple and clear reference chart so that everyone can easily understand the options. As shown in the picture, there are three sets of new harp strings that can be interchangeably used: Bow

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An Introduction to Three Types of Standard Pedal Harps

The standard pedal harp is a common sight with its 47 strings. But are all these harps the same height and size? Just like us, harps come in different heights and sizes. In the harp world, there are three main types: Straight, Semi-grand, and Concert Grand. They differ mainly in the size of their soundboard. Take the Daphne series, for example, split into Daphne 47S, Daphne SE, and Daphne EX, each with official measurements: Concert Grand (EX) harps have a larger soundboard, shaped like a pear. Semi Grand (SG) is like an avocado, and Straight (S) lives up to its

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New Harp Strings:Sipario – GutGold

For all you harp enthusiasts, especially those who love playing the Pedal Harp, the term “gut strings” is probably music to your ears. On a harp, sandwiched between the nylon and metal strings at the front and back are the gut strings, originally crafted from sheep intestines. Refined through meticulous processing, these strings deliver a rich and warm tone, perfect for finger-style playing. In the past decade, the go-to gut strings were often from the UK-based Bow Brand. But this year (2023), there’s a new player in town: Sipario – GutGold. These gut strings boast a lush and round sound,

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Tips for Harp Caring in Winter

Winter brings drier weather, and it’s crucial to maintain your harp and strings daily to ensure they remain in excellent condition over the long term. Here are some valuable tips: In addition to these winter-specific maintenance strategies, it’s essential to maintain your harp year-round. Regular tuning, dusting with a dry cloth, and periodic maintenance ensure your harp remains in excellent condition for years to come.

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Discovering Salvi’s Ana: A Professional Lever Harps

When it comes to lever harps, many of us tend to think of Lyon and Healy’s Prelude – a classic choice, no doubt. But today, we’re excited to introduce you to a hidden gem in the world of lever harps: Salvi’s Ana. Aesthetic Appeal: Ana might be a lever harp, but it boasts the elegant physique of a pedal harp. With its upright columns, an expanded soundbox, and intricately crafted patterns on the soundboard, it’s a true work of art. The available colors range from natural wood tones to deep blacks, rich walnuts, and even peachwood hues. Ana stands tall

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