History of Heartland Harps

Dave Woodworth

Founder and CEO                    Dave Woodworth

Heartland Harps Founder and CEO, Dave Woodworth, began building wood harps in 1984, and for the next 25 years, Heartland built more than 1,700 wood harps in a variety of models. In 2001, Dave married professional harpist, Pamela Bruner. Pamela did the hand-painted artwork on the wood harps and, with her help, the design and sound of the harps continued to evolve through the years, including into new materials like carbon fiber.

In 2009, Heartland fused the art of harp-building with cutting edge technology and introduced the world’s first harp fabricated from carbon fiber—creating a harp that is lightweight, impermeable to the elements, and virtually indestructible. To date we’ve built more than 1,000 carbon fiber harps for delighted customers all around the world.

Most recently, Heartland Harps has expanded. Our team has grown in both service and production areas, bringing on a new generation of talented harp builders. We’ve also recently opened a state-of-the-art carbon fiber fabrication facility just outside Asheville, North Carolina.