The Harpsicle® Harp
Whether it is Katie Targett-Adams effervescing from a stage in China or New Age artist Peter Sterling playing for dolphins off the coast of Bimini or the Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble raising money to protect ancient redwood trees in Northern California, little, simple Harpsicle® Harps are under the hands of creative performers all around the world. Perhaps even more importantly, be it a brand new harp program in Guatemala, or the well established one from the Hong Kong Harp Chamber or the jazz explorations of harp students in Atlanta, Georgia, USA or Irish harp teacher Una Ní Fhlannagain working to maintain the tradition of the harp in Ireland, the Harpsicle® Harp has become a vital part of a rapidly growing harp community around the world. Our customers are taking this most ancient of all stringed instruments, the harp, both back to its roots and forward as they build new traditions for themselves, their families and all those they touch. Certainly, we hope that the people you encounter through this site will help to both inspire and encourage you to find out where you will go with your own Harpsicle® Harp.
5.8 pounds (2.63 kg)
36" tall (91.44 cm)
2 year warranty
G to C below Middle C
Harpsicle® Harps are available in:
natural maple, black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink.
The Harpsicle® Harp
The Harpsicle® Harp has no sharping levers so it is usually tuned in the key of C; however, all you need to play in other keys is the tuning wrench that comes with your harp and a chromatic tuner. After you have had your new harp for a couple of months, the new strings will have stretched and the "belly" on the soundboard will rise. By then your Harpsicle® Harp will hold tune for days at a time. In addition to the tuning wrench, we will send along a string chart and some basic care instructions. Of course, additional information is always available on this site and we remain ready to answer whatever questions you may have to the very best of our ability.
Hover over the harp and click "Quick View" for more information and colors.
Since many beginners start their harp journey with a Harpsicle® Harp we find it is helpful to suggest some accessories which will make your learning process a bit more smooth. All harpers need to have a chromatic tuner and while every music store sells chromatic tuners not all brands and models work equally well on harps. The chromatic tuners we carry are guaranteed to be sensitive to both the highest and lowest ranges of your harp. You may also wish so consider a Harpsicle® Harp Display Stand which is designed to safely hold your harp upright when you are not using it. The Harpsicle® Harp Stick is a very popular accessory which many people find makes it easier to hold the harp while they are playing. The book and on-line video set Harpsicle® Harp Method lays out first steps in a clear and concise manner. All of these things are available either separately or as part of the First Harp Package.