SALZEDO ART DECO ELECTRONIC ART HARP Lyon & Healy / Chicago, IL
The harp has been known throughout history as an instrument of beauty, both of form and sound, one that rarely experiences or needs change. When major changes in the harp’s construction do occur, however, they have revolutionized the instrument. Lyon & Healy, the harp world’s leader and innovator since 1889, now leads the harp from its classic past into this age of electronic instruments with the harp world’s newest advancement – the Lyon & Healy electronic harp. While retaining the intrinsic beauty of the acoustic harp, the electronic harp allows today’s harpists to achieve higher performance levels and changes people’s perception about the capabilities of the harp. The sophisticated pickup system used on the electronic harp provides an amplified sound that is a true reproduction of the string vibration, which makes it “musically expressive” to both the player and the listener.
CELTIC FOLK HARP
Hidden Valley Harps / Escondido, CA
The ancient name for this style harp was the Nevel. Old Testament prophets played instruments similar to this in temple worship and at times of meditation seeking the Lord. The beauty of tone and quality is distinct. The popularity of the harp grew when the melodies of Celtic origins became widely known and loved. Many harp students begin their learning journey on a folk harp. Some move on to the larger pedal harp, however, many prefer to stay with the folk instrument. The delicate simplicity of the Celtic Folk Harp creates not only a unique sound, but invokes an entire atmosphere of worship from years past.
DAVIDIC HARP (kin nor)
Jubilee Harps / Evansville, IN
A design that was lost for generations, King David’s harp has returned! The melodic sounds of this ten-stringed instrument come alive as though time has turned back to the days of David playing unto Saul. Prophecies surround this instrument and the rediscovery of the Davidic design is a sign of Christ’s imminent return. Intimate, personal times of worship are possible for anyone to attain with this instrument. Growing interest in Christian/Jewish heritage has opened many hearts to the joy of playing this harp unto the Lord.