The Starlight is our 38-pound concert grand pedal harp
The Starlight is a full-sized concert grand 47-string harp, with a precision mechanism made in Switzerland. It is strung with Premier Gut Strings, D’Addario nylon uppers, and tarnish-resistant bass wire strings. It also possesses all the durability, stability and other advantages that our carbon fiber lever harps have showcased for more than nine years–your music stand won’t damage the Starlight, you can leave it in a car or van while you go in for lunch or shopping, and it’s extremely tuning-stable.
Most concert grand pedal harps in the world weigh between 84 and 100 pounds. The Starlight weighs in at only 38 pounds. It’s even possible to carry Starlight by its column, in the horizontal position, the way many lever harp players carry their harps. The Starlight can open up a whole new world of harp playing. Now, you can take your harp out to the beach, or in the woods, and not worry about whether it will rain or not, or if you’ll bump your harp on a rock on the way. Not only will the harp be fine, but it will still be in tune!
From the players perspective, Starlight plays just like any other pedal harp. The pedals work just the way they are supposed to–in the same order as always, and feel the same under the foot. A great deal of time and effort went into perfecting the sound and the soundboard, and the results have been worth the effort. Harpist playing Starlight for the first time have been very impressed. Several have commented that they had never heard carbon fiber sound so good, in any instrument. The sound is even throughout the range, from a strong, powerful bass to a clear, resonant upper register.
Overall Height: 73″, or 6’1″
Width at base of soundboard: 15″
Total Average Weight: 38 POUNDS
Number of Strings: 47, including 12 wire bass strings
Range: C up to G
String Spacing: Concert (Graduated)
In Wood Grain or painted finish: $35,900
Shipping: TBD at time of order (For shipping quote, call or email with your postal or country code)
We offer the option of state-of-the-art LED lights installed under the neck on any of our carbon fiber lever harps. They’re specifically designed to shine down primarily on the strings and the players hands, rather than the whole area. The lights display the red, green, blue spectrum (and can also be set to white), with the ability to create 27 different shades. They also can be set to various levels of brightness, and 15 different transitional themes–including flashing, pulsing, strobing, etc. For more information and pictures visit our LED Lights page.
RGB LED Lights installed: $400
We can install a Fishman single-transducer pickup in your harp. This will enable you to plug your harp into most amplifiers or amplification systems without using a microphone. Being amplified couldn’t be easier!
Fishman pickup installed: $100
We offer the Korg CA40 tuner, which works well with the harp. We supply it with a small clip pickup, so you can tune your harp even in a noisy room. Each string will be registered, along with an indication of how ‘in tune’ it is. Simply turn the tuning pin, using your tuning wrench, until the Korg CA40 tuner indicates that your harp is in tune.
Korg CA40 Electronic tuner w/pickup: $35