Camac Unveils the Ulysse

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Greek harpist Elisa Vellia is the inspiration behind the Ulysse model harp.

Greek harpist Elisa Vellia is the inspiration behind the Ulysse model harp.

Camac harps has unveiled the Ulysse model lever harp, specifically designed to travel easily. The 34-string harp weighs just under 20 pounds and is built of carbon fiber and titanium with a spruce soundboard. The harp is available in a variety of color finishes and also comes with a microphone system. Following their tradition of pairing with an artist in the creation of a new model, Camac’s inspiration for the Ulysse came from Greek harpist Elisa Vellia, who wanted a harp suitable for international travel. “After months of work, Jakez François, our master craftsmen, and our in-house engineers have turned this vision into reality,” says Camac in the announcement on their Harpblog. Vellia, who now resides in the Bretagne region of France, where Camac maintains their factory, will debut the Ulysse in a concert at Camac’s Paris showroom on Sunday, March 8.

For more information about the Ulysse and Elisa Vellia’s concert, see www.harpblog.info.

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  1. It sounds beautiful. I wonder how much it is? I tried to check the Camac website, but I think my browser couldn’t handled the PDF. It has a look of the Lyon and Healy Troubadour. I only point this out, because it is similar to my role model’s Troubadour harp. Except, I think the the Troubadour is a bit pointy than this one.

    I like the sound. I wouldn’t mind checking this out for a future harp. I do want a harp that I can go and visit friends or just go to the park and play, without having it be to heavy.

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