Of what wood is my Harpsicle® Harp made?
The Harpsicle® Harp pillar and arch are made of solid maple while the soundbox is a European birch laminate. Harpsicle® Harps are not designed to be a high-end instrument. If that is what you are interested in, we recommend checking out our Rees Morgan Meadow Harp. The intention behind the design of Harpsicle® Harps is that they have a lovely voice, be inexpensive, and accessible.
Can I add levers to my Harpsicle® Harp?
In order to put levers on a harp, bridge pins are necessary. The basic Harpsicle® Harps are patterned after the renaissance harps and are built without bridge pins. Not putting bridge pins and levers on a harp dramatically reduces the cost of building the instrument. Therefore, levers cannot be added to Harpsicle® Harps. We do make Sharpsicle® Harps, Flatsicle® Harps, and Fullsicle® Harps, which have bridge pins added below each tuning pin. Sharpsicle® Harps , Flatsicle® Harps , and Fullsicle® Harps come with modified Robinson sharping on the C and F strings and other levers can be added as needed for $15 a lever.
After I place my order, how long until my Harpsicle® Harp ships?
Each harp is handmade by the order and it usually takes us 4 to 5 weeks, however on rare occurances, like any small business, we may run out of hardware (levers, bridge pins, wrenches, etc) which can cause a delay.
How do I know which Harpsicle® Harp is for me?
If you have no music background and you just want a Harpsicle® Harp for your pleasure or if you play by ear and do not want to learn music maybe a Harpsicle® Harp (with no levers) would be fine for you. Many therapy groups do not use levers for their various modes. It plays in the keys of C major and A minor only. You can, however, tune the pins with your tuning wrench to F#'s or F#'s and C#'s or whatever key you want.
If you are musical or have a music background you may want to play more difficult music, or if you want to play with a group (who usually play in different keys) or for church services who use different keys you might want to consider at least a Sharpsicle® Harp which has F and C levers and can play in the keys of C, G, D, A, E and B minor. Then you can add other levers later if you wish to play in even more keys.
If you feel the Sharpsicle® Harp does not have enough key options you can get the Flatsicle® Harp. The Flatsicle® allows you to play in the keys of C, G, D and F, also A, E, B and D minor. It has the additional lever on B so you can make B flats. Those used to playing in the key fo F love the Flatsicle® Harp.
The Fullsicle® Harp is the ultimate Harpsicle® Harp with levers on every note giving you the freedom to play in all the keys you desire. Pianists and muscians love the Fullsicle® Harp.
Can I get a quantity discount on Harpsicle® Harps , Sharpsicle® Harps , Flatsicle® Harps , Fullsicle®Harps & Grand Harpsicle® Harps if I am a teacher?
Yes. Harp teachers, we have a special discount program just for you. Please inquire to receive the details.
I have a music store. Do you wholesale Harpsicle® Harps, Sharpsicle® Harps , Flatsicle® Harps , Fullsicle® Harps & Grand Harpsicle™ Harps?
Yes, contact us directly and we will be happy to give you the details.
What is your return policy?
Unfortunately, items are sometimes damaged during shipment. Due to carrier requirements, we cannot accept damaged items returned without prior inspections. If you receive a damaged item, you must immediately contact your local carrier and arrange for an inspection of the carton and it's contents. If you are dissatisfied with your order and there is no damage, simply call to let us know you are returning the merchandise. Please attach a not to the item explaining the reason and return it within 15 days of receipt. Upon receipt of a returned item, we will inspect the harp for damage, we will replace it, or if requested, credit (store credit) the amount paid. The amount of credit will depend on the harps condition upon arrival. Due to Harpsicle® Harps customizable color and lever options, any cancelled or returned harp orders will be subject to a $40 restocking fee as well as shipping costs.
I noticed the Harpsicle® Harp does not have a decorative point, can that be added on? Can the decorative point be sanded off of my Sharpsicle® Harps , Flatsicle® Harps or Fullsicle® Harps?
We are sorry, but we are unable to make this custom change in the design of the harp due to our very busy production line as well as the structural design of each model in the Harpsicle® Harp line.
Can I trade my Harpsicle® Harp up for another harp in the Harpsicle™ Harp line?
No. A Harpsicle® Harp cannot be traded up for any other harp in the Harpsicle® Harp line. If you have a Sharpsicle® Harp or Flatsicle® Harp and want to trade-up for another harp in the Harpsicle® Harps line there is no need, you can contact us to have levers added to make it the harp desired. We only allow harps in the Harpsicle® Harp line to be trade-ups on our Rees Concert models. You can see our Rees Concert Harps at www.reesharps.com.
Can I have my Harpsicle® Harps Stand or my Harpsicle® Harps Stick painted the same color as my Harpsicle® Harp?
We are sorry, but we are unable to offer this option. Harpsicle® Harps Stands and Harpsicle® Harps Sticks are only available in Maple.
Do you sell touch up paint for your Harpsicle® Harp line?
I'm sorry to say that we do not sell touch up paint for our harps. We recommend purchasing acrylic craft paint from your local hardware or craft store. Simply buy the closest matching paint.
Can Truitt levers or Camac levers be added to the Harpsicle® Harp line?
No, I'm sorry to say that these levers do not fit our Harpsicle® Harps lap harps. However you can purchase Truitt levers for the Grand Harpsicle® Harp at an additional cost, which you can see on our Harps Page.