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Webster McFall or R-Harps Merlin?

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  • #74782
    Suzanne A
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    Hi everyone, I am completely new to this forum and the harping world,

    #74783
    Pat Eisenberger
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    I brought my Webster McFall home last November. The tone on mine is rich and full – not at all metallic.

    #74784
    Suzanne A
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    Thanks for your reply, Pat, and I admit I am more and more tempted by the Webster McFall, although the only sound samples I have

    #74785
    Jeffrey Smith
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    Hi Suzanne!

    I’ve never played the Webster McFall but I have owned a Merlin for two years now and I love it. I first heard it a harp tasting at Somerset and it had me from the beginning. It has a very full, rich sound and a brightness to the upper strings. Rick Rubarth is great to work with, too. Best of luck in your search for the right harp.

    #74786
    Pat Eisenberger
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    Listening to samples on the internet seems to be tricky. I know that my computer speakers are not good. If you contact Bill, I believe he may have a CD of the McFall he can send you.

    I can tell you that my McFall actually has more volumn than my L&H Style 85GP pedal harp. And I know what you mean about the “something special” about the McFall. Bill based the design on a 100 year old James McFall harp he has. It has a ancient, Celtic feel that really touched my Scottish/Irish heart!

    Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

    #74787
    Minnesota Harpist
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    Suzanne- I just ordered my McFall a couple of weeks ago, so am excitedly (and impatiently/patiently) waiting for it to be built!

    #74788
    cynthy-johnson
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    The Merlin R-Harp

    #74789
    cynthy-johnson
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    I meant, in the above post, the overall sound *NOT* being too mushy!

    #74790
    Suzanne A
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    Thank you very much to all for answering my post. I am still looking but also I am realising that getting a harp of that quality might just be a bit too early for me at the moment. But I am definitely keeping all comments for future reference! Thanks for taking the time to reply.

    S.

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