I saw a show about a cello made out of carbon fiber. It is lighter and stronger than a cello made out of wood. Is anybody making a harp out of carbon fiber? It seems like an interesting possibility.
John Dorman in Alberta, Canada makes a 38-string folding travel harp that is constructed mostly of carbon fiber. I’ve never played one and I don’t know how it sounds but you can see it here:
I’m suprised no-one mentioned Dr. Decker’s venture: http://www.rainsong.com/
I have one of his earlier guitars and it’s entirely made of carbon fiber and resin, even the soundboard. Bright and loud, it has a nice sound that’s immediatly recognisable.
It was developed to withstand the challenges of Hawaii’s humid climate and is completely unaffected by drastic changes in humidity and temperature. That alone seems like a significant benefit. I don’t think CF would hold tuning pegs like wood does though….
I’d imagine combinations of CF and wood would have some logistical concerns (like gluing), but I see no reason when
After watching the video of the heartland carbon fiber harp it is easy to hear the difference in tone, but I actually like it (i’ll take one of each please!) To me the carbon fiber harp has beautiful clear bell like tones in the upper register and lovely tones in the mid range but it seems to lack depth in the lower register. Does anyone know if there are plans at any of the pedal harp companies to experiment with carbon fiber?
- The forum ‘Amateur Harpists’ is closed to new topics and replies.