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
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.