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Stoney End Harps
Eve Lap Harp Even Song Harp Lorraine Harp Braunwen Harp Anne Harp How to Use Knee Bones
All of the Stoney End harps come with 5-ply birch soundboards for strength and beautiful tones.
Available in:
Cherry (a light reddish brown appearance and a bright tone) or
Walnut (deep brown color and a mellow tone) bodies. 

Stoney End harps have a 5 year warranty.
We usually special order these harps from Stoney End because there are several choices of woods, number of sharpening levers, and models.
We will let you know how long it may take for your harp to be custom made.


Cherry Eve (left)         Walnut Eve (right)


Eve Lap Harp Case
The Eve Lap Harp
This harp has 22 nylon strings covering 3 octaves, starting at "G" below middle "C". This harp comes with or without 6 sharping levers at your discretion; the sharping levers allow quick and easy transition from the key of "C" to either of the keys of "G" or "D". At 30" tall, this little harp is perfect for beginners and for use as a traveling instrument. 
5 year warranty.
Short Sound Sample
Longer Sound Sample
 


Walnut Eve Lap Harp Package, 6 levers 
HARP 16W6 PKG $899
This includes a case, book (usually Teach Yourself Folk Harp), a set of extra strings, wrench, strap buttons installed if you want to attach a guitar strap to put over your shoulder.
Weighs about 8 lbs.

S/H estimate: $65
Extra Single Strings are available.



Cherry Eve Lap Harp Package, 6 levers 
HARP 10C6 PKG $899
This includes a case, book (usually Teach Yourself Folk Harp), a set of extra strings, wrench, strap buttons installed if you want to attach a guitar strap to put over your shoulder.
S/H estimate: $65
Extra Single Strings are available.

 

Even Song Harp

 

Even Song Harp,
shown in walnut

This harp is smaller, but sounds very much like the Lorraine or Sara harps.It has 26 strings, beginning on C below middle C, up to G 3 1/2 octaves higher. It is easy to carry, and many people use it in a therapy harp setting, as you can hold it by using the leather strap.
It has sharpening levers on the F and C notes. This harp has a soothing rich voice and impressive volume. It can be held over the shoulder with a strap or rest across the lap with knee bones, or attached to a stand for seated play.
The Even Song harp is
43" tall 
10" wide at base
21" from front to back
The harp itself weighs about 11 lbs with sharpening levers on all notes.
With padded case, tuning wrench, stand, book, extra strings, string gauge chart, leather strap,
and
Knee Bones (a removable platform to help rest the harp body on your knees).
5 year warranty.
The Even Song harps now include threaded inserts in the bottom of the harp, to be able to accept a new stand that is being developed.

Sound Sample A (courtesy of Stoney End)

Sound Sample B (courtesy of Stoney End)

Walnut Even Song harp package:
HARP 11 Walnut     $1099

S/H estimate: $100 (please call us about shipping this harp to your location).

We have included $100 shipping here, but will let you know if it costs more to your location.


Cherry Even Song harp package:
HARP 11 Cherry     $1099

S/H estimate: $100 (please call us about shipping this harp to your location).

We have included $100 shipping here, but will let you know if it costs more to your location.



Even Song Harp,
shown in cherry

Even Song harp with full Loveland levers package:
Weighs about 10 lbs,with full levers.
This harp has Loveland sharpening levers on every string. If you anticipate playing in more keys than C, G, D and related minors, then we recommend adding the extra levers. It is possible to have them added later, but would require sending the harp back to Stoney End for installation. Sound Sample (courtesy of Stoney End)

Walnut Evensong Harp with full Loveland levers   $1399 (usually in walnut, cherry available on request)
S/H estimate: $100 (please call us about shipping this harp to your location).

 We have included $100 shipping here, but will let you know if it costs more to your location.


Cherry Evensong Harp with full Loveland levers   $1399
S/H estimate: $100 (please call us about shipping this harp to your location).


Even Song Harp,
shown in cherry

Even Song harp with full Truitt levers package:

S/H estimate: $100 (please call us about shipping this harp to your location).
Weighs about 11 lbs,with full levers.

This harp has Truitt sharpening levers on every string. If you anticipate playing in more keys than C, G, D and related minors, then we recommend adding the extra levers. It is possible to have them added later, but would require sending the harp back to Stoney End for installation. Sound Sample (courtesy of Stoney End)
HARP 11WFULL Truitt Walnut   $1659

 We have included $100 shipping here, but will let you know if it costs more to your location.


HARP 11WFULL Truitt Cherry $1659

 We have included $100 shipping here, but will let you know if it costs more to your location.

 



Position of Knee Bones
How to Use Knee Bones with Even Song Harp

The Knee Bones hold the harp between padded cork surfaces, so they hold firmly without scratching or denting the instrument. No tools required for installation -- just tighten the wood knob by hand. On an Even Song harp, you can place the Knee Bones at the bottom of the lower sound hole. This will resemble the position you would use if you were to cross your legs and put the harp on your calves, thereby bringing the harp down to normal playing height, so your arms are relaxed.

Anne Harp  

 


Cherry Anne Harp on Stand





Walnut Anne Harp on Stand

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anne Harp Package:
The Anne is a graceful Celtic-style floor harp with 26 strings. It offers a three-and-a-half-octave range from C to G, which is the same note range as the Even Song. You will be drawn to the warm appealing tone of this compact Celtic harp.
It also comes with a tall base for seated play.

Style: Celtic

Dimensions: H-38" x W-10½" x D-23"

Weight: 12 pounds

Levers: Loveland or Truitt

Wood: Walnut or Cherry

Base Price: $1159.00
With C & F Loveland Levers and bag: $1,299.00

With Full Loveland Levers and bag: $1659

Sound Sample (courtesy of Stoney End)

CHERRY ANNE HARP with full Truitt levers PACKAGE $1659

S/H estimate: $100 in continental USA (oversize package)

WALNUT ANNE HARP with full Truitt levers PACKAGE $1659

S/H estimate: $100 in continental USA (oversize package)




Braunwen Harp



Braunwen-29 (G to G)
The 29-string Braunwen is a Celtic-style floor harp.
With four octaves from G to G, it’s perfectly suited for Celtic and folk music as well as hymns. The higher tension on the strings offers a wide dynamic range and metal-wound bass strings give a satisfying rich bass. Comes with a six- or eight-inch tall base. Truitt and Loveland levers can be installed to increase the available keys.

Style: Celtic

Dimensions: H-43" x W-13" x D-25"

Weight: 19½ pounds

Levers: Loveland

Wood: Cherry

Base Price: $1699.00
With C & F Loveland Levers and bag: $1859.00
With Full Loveland Levers and bag: $2199.00

with Case, book wrench, extra strings, lever wrench.
Has 5 year warranty.

Sound Sample of Braunwen

HARP BRAUNWEN HARP 19C29 $2199
Shipping estimate $150 in continental USA. Wehave one in stock for immediate sale.


 

Lorraine Harp


Lorraine Cherry Harp 29 Truitt lever
Lorraine-29 (G to G)
The 29-string Lorraine is a Gothic-style floor harp. With four octaves from G to G, the Lorraine is perfectly suited for Celtic and folk music as well as hymns. The Lorraine has low string tension which eases strain on hands and fingers while offering a warm, rich sound. Comes with a six- or eight-inch tall base. Truitt and Loveland levers can be installed to increase the available keys.

Style: Gothic

Dimensions: H-49½" x W-11¾" x D-23½"

Weight: 17 pounds

Levers: Loveland or Truitt

Sound Sample of Lorraine

Optional: Sara-29 (F to F) (Same Price)

Base Price: $1699.00
With C & F Loveland Levers and bag: $1,859.00

With Full Truitt Levers and bag:
Lorraine Cherry Harp 29 Truitt lever pkg.
$2499.00
Shipping estimate $150 in continental USA.

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**We have one in stock available for immediate sale**

 

Heather Harp


Heather Harp Case
Approximately 36" high.
Featuring 22 DuPont hard nylon strings, a range from C below Middle C to High C, 22 sharpening levers, engraved and inlaid rosewood frame and a laminated birch soundboard. This harp is in excellent new condition, but the levers require adjustment to make them accurate. You can do this with a screwdriver to loosen the bracket and move it up and down to put the lever in the correct position. Using an electronic tuner for tuning and adjusting levers is recommended.

Height: 36"
Width at base: 9"
Back to front at the base: 6 1/2"
Back to front at the harmonic curve: 19"
Weighs 11 lbs.
One year warranty.

Sound Sample (courtesy of Mideast Mfg)

Our Heather Harp Package Comes with:

Padded Case
The case is lightly padded, quilted nylon with carrying straps and a pocket.
Tuning Wrench
Extra Set of Strings
Instruction Book:
You Can Play the Harp
by Victoria Lynn Schultz. 101 pages of detailed instructions, illustrations and music for the beginning harp student.

HEATHER HARP PACKAGE $425 (list price $513.80) SALE: $275 (while supplies last -- we have one)

S/H estimate: $60 in continental USA (oversize package)
**We have one in stock available for immediate sale**
We have one in stock for immediate sale.


How to eliminate buzz sounds on a harp
The best thing to do is to eliminate the obvious.  Anything that is loose can cause a buzz.
  Check to make sure that the two thumb bolts that hold the bottom base on are in line in the threads and tight.
   Check to make sure that the harp string is not striking parts in the Loveland lever mechanism, either the secondary bridge pin, or the back of the delrin lever.  If it is striking either of those, it means that the primary bridge pin is either too far in or too far out, respectively, and it either needs to be pulled out or tapped in slightly, respectively, to correct the problem.
   Other buzzes could be caused by a loose, cap head nut that tensions the lever on its axle.  The lever or many different washers could be bouncing around in resonance when the correct pitch of string is plucked. 
   The tail of a string could just be touching the inside of the soundboard causing a buzz, just reach inside through a rear access hole and move the tail off of the soundboard.
   A seasonal buzz can be caused by loose nuts on the combination lag/machine bolt that attaches the top plate of the body and the check of the harp.  You can reach up and finger tighten this nut or you can use a socket set wrench with a one foot extension and a 1/2 inch socket to really tighten the nut down.  Don't over tighten this nut.
  There normally are no technical problems with new strings themselves.  Rarely the Tynex string can split lengthwise, this will look like a lighter area inside the string.  Even if the string were to do this, rarely can you hear a problem.
  Look at where the string is sitting between the secondary bridge pin and back of the lever.  Look to see if it is buzzing on either of these surfaces.

A Few Notes on Sharping Levers

Stoney End uses the Loveland brand levers made by Robert Bunker, because they believe them to be the best available for
use on their harps. The sound is the most consistent and they deflect the strings the least of any that they have seen.
They feel that the harp must be tuned and stable before the levers are put on, so that the intonation is accurate.
For this reason, they do not premark the kits. They have instructions available for people who wish to install levers on one of their harps. The process is exacting and detailed but not overly difficult for someone who is careful and patient.
The size (diameter) of the strings varies from .025 inch to about .1 inch on their harps.
The sharping levers are manufactured to each fit only a certain size of string. There is an identifying number embossed on each lever. The string chart that comes with each harp lists the size of each string and the correct sharping lever to install on that string. The following is a chart of the sharp and flat keys and the correct string on which to install a lever in order to get each one. Remember that a three octave harp, for example, will have three F strings and require a separate lever on each one.

  Sharp Keys

Key
 No. of Sharps  Names of strings for lever placement
 C 0
G 1 F
D 2 F C
A 3 F C G
E 4 F C G D
B 5 F C G D A
F# 6 F C G D A E
C# 7 F C G D A E B

                     Flat Keys

 No. of Flats  Names of strings for lever placement
C 0
F 1 B
Bb 2 B E
Eb 3 B E A
Ab 4 B E A D
Db 5 B E A D G C
Gb 6 B E A D G C
Cb 7 B E A D G C F 
Harp Strings
We have monofilament nylon strings in many gauges, in clear, blue, and red, usually in 46" lengths.
We also have wound strings for all the harps that we carry. Please call or email with a list of what your particular harp requires. If you have a stringing chart, please tell us that information, so we can assist you in getting the correct string. We can have our string maker create new strings, but we need more information (make of harp, vibrating length, pitch, type of winding, etc). 

String prices can vary, depending on the gauge and type of core and winding.

We have: .025, .032,.036, .040, .045, .050, .055, .060 in clear, red and blue for most gauges.
Our prices are (clear, red or blue): 
.020, .025 are $2.00 each S/H Estimate: $4 for an order of several striings
String Gauge
Color

.032, .036, .040, .045  are $2.00 each S/H Estimate: $4 for an order of several strings
String Gauge
Color

.050, .055, and .060 are $2.50 each S/H Estimate: $4 for an order of several strings
String Gauge
Color


String Tricks and Broken String Policy:
    Strings can break at any time.  Here are some things you can do to help prevent but not absolutely prevent the strings from breaking.Hope that it is either summer, fall or winter.  When the harp is steady or contracting it breaks strings less frequently. Spring going into summer as the harp expands strings break rarely but they do break. Breakage due to tuning can most often be from not noticing that you are plucking one string and tightening another.  Tricks on tuning consist of applying pressure on the string, away from the tuning pin as you tighten the string or to first back off the pressure on the string slightly before you raise it to pitch.  The reason for these two things is that the tuning pin is hard and the harp string is relatively soft.  After time, there may be an indentation of the bridge pin into the string.  On the heavier strings this causes them to get stuck on the bridge pin.  If the string is stuck the tuning pin will pull on the short length of string between the bridge pin and the tuning pin without the string sliding over the bridge pin.  This huge increase in pressure will cause that short section of the string to break. Because of the above discussion, strings are fragile and not warranted. Both the string sheet that came with the harp and the Sylvia Woods', "Teach Yourself How to play Harp", show how to replace a string.

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