It’s Hard to Believe It’s Not Real Wood!
Using a relatively new process called Water Transfer Printing, we now offer incredibly realistic wood grain patterns on any of our harps, including the new Starlight pedal harp. As you can see in the first picture above, we can give the soundboard the look of a lighter colored, spruce-like soundboard, or 6 other lighter colors, including birdseye maple. You also have a choice of 8 ‘tone wood’ woods, for the body and neck/pillar of the harp. The options are shown below. If you would like to see two colors side by side, feel free to open this page in two browser pages, and bring up a different wood grain in each one.
These wood grain choices should allow you to create just the wood-looking harp you see yourself playing. The wood grained harps are fully waterproof, and heat, cold and humidity don’t bother them at all. They do have an automotive clear coat over the wood grain, so anything that would chip or scratch your car would do the same to these harps. So they do require a bit more care than the Classic Black harps. On the other hand, any small chips or dings can just be touched up with a furniture touch up pen!
I hope you like the look of our new wood grain finishes! If you have any questions about it, or if we can be of any other help with any aspect of our harps, please feel free to email or call us any time!
The Wood Grain Finish can be applied to any of our harps – the Delight, the Legend and the Infinity. The cost for the Wood Grain Finish is $1,100 over and above the base price (bass price?) of the Classic Black finish, regardless of the size. The WGF also adds about 10 days to the overall build process, so it’s about a month from the time we start your harp until it’s completed and ready to send to you.