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  • #72089
    deb-l
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    Has anyone seen the

    #72090
    deb-l
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    hmm sorry don’t know what happened to the rest of my post?

    #72091
    andy-b
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    Hi, Deb:

    I saw one at the Atlanta Harp Center last November. The sound was amazing…I was surprised at what a big voice this harp has. An easy touch brings out a lot of sound, and it’s very rich. But the string tension is too light for me, personally. It’s lighter than a Dusty or a Thormahlen, for example. Bob’s harps are well made, and lovely to

    #72092
    kreig-kitts
    Member

    I’ve seen the pictures – it’s very pretty. He makes good harps – a lot of harp teachers in Georgia recommend his

    #72093
    deb-l
    Participant

    thanks Kreig and Andy!

    #72094
    deb-l
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    yikes no holes in the back of the harp, wonder how you change the strings?

    #72095
    Joyce White
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    He makes lovely harps with a lovely warm sound. .

    #72096
    jessica-wolff
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    That’s curious–going by the sound samples on his site, the Neoclassical sounds more metallic than the metal-strung!

    #72097
    kreig-kitts
    Member

    My favorite is the hammerchord, under “more instruments” on his site. That looks like a fun thing to play.

    #72098
    kathy-chanik
    Participant

    This new model you’re asking about, the Neoclassic, is very different from his previous models. It’s true, no soundboard holes in the back. The strings kind of are twisted around a little knob on the soundboard, very different from what we’re all used to. But I imagine you could get used to this, just a new skill. I did not care for the blade levers, but that’s just me. I thought It was strung with fluorocarbon since it reminds me of my Sandpiper Nova, bit I’m pretty sure it has nylon strings. I think he’s going for a historical reproduction feel with this harp.

    #72099
    kathy-chanik
    Participant

    Sorry, it’s gut strung, not nylon. Not sure if that means folk gut or concert gut.

    #72100
    deb-l
    Participant

    He’s very innovative doubtless!

    #72101
    brenda-lee
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    I bought a Cunningham harp about 10 years ago and I still LOVE it.

    #72102
    brenda-lee
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    Deb, I bought a 35 string Cunningham about 13 years ago and it still sounds absolutely beautiful.

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