The Starlight is our 38-pound concert grand pedal harp
After more than four years of development, the 38-pound Starlight concert grand pedal harp is finally ready for prime time. Starlight is a full-sized concert grand 47-string harp, with a mechanism made in Switzerland, with all the precision and smoothness that that implies. It also has all the durability, stability and other advantages that our carbon fiber lever harps have showcased for over 5 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.. 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 if it starts to rain, or mist, or if you bump your harp into a rock on the way. Not only will the harp be fine, but it will still be in tune! I’ve even had one fall over from a full standing position onto a carbon fiber lever harp. It sounded awful, as you can imagine, but both harps were just fine – no scratches even, and still in tune. I showed the harps at a conference the next day.
From the players perspective, Starlight works just like any other harp. The pedals work just the way they’re supposed to – they’re in the same order as always, and feel the same under the foot. Starlight can be strung in regular gut strings, Consedo white gut strings, fluorocarbon strings or nylon. A great deal of time went into perfecting the sound and the soundboard, and the results have been worth the effort. People playing Starlight for the first time have been really impressed. Several people have comment that they’d 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
In Wood Grain or painted finish: $35,900
Shipping: $225.00 (within Cont. US)(Call or email with your country and postal code for an international shipping quote)
We offer the Korg CA30 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 CA30 tuner indicates that your harp is in tune.
Korg CA30 Electronic tuner w/pickup: $35
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!