I am considering the FH36S as well as the Signature model. I hear that both are very excellent. I live within 2 hours to the Triplett factory and could actually go and pick up the harp myself, which is an added bonus. I also prefer Triplett’s customization options over Dusty Strings. However, some people say that Dusty Strings is the “best” and I do like their harps as well.
It’s a big investment, and I don’t want to have any regrets.
Thanks Audrey. I actually visited the Sylvia Wood’s store a few months back and played some of her harps, but at that time I wasn’t particularly focused on purchasing a 36-string harp. I live in Pacific Grove, approx. 2 hours away from the Triplett factory in San Luis. At this point I am leaning towards the Triplett Signature model, mainly for reasons of convenience and aesthetics. I might have an opportunity to go back to Sylvia Wood’s store in a couple of months, so perhaps I will hold off on making
I’ve been add it for about 1 year now, taking lessons from Lynda Jardine in Carmel Valley. I started out with a wonderful 27 string lap harp (“Nightingale” by Lewis Creek Insruments), which I absolutely adore. I thought that some day I might want to go into Harp Therapy, so I wanted to start out with a good small harp.
However, for the last 3 months I’ve been feeling a real “itch” for a full size harp and the more I think about it, the more I want it. (From what I understand, this is a common problem in the harp world…).
“SADD”…, i never heard of that disorder but I guess I am indeed suffering from it.
As for “Wire Harps”, I am sure you probably know that Triplett makes them. I know a guy here in town who owns a custom Triplett Luna Wire Harp, and that is the most gorgeous instrument I have ever seen!