Timothy Harps, we've built our reputation as one of the world's
foremost providers of professional quality Celtic Harps.
However, not every family can manage the expense of a
Abhainn 29 string student harp was developed as a means of
bringing an affordable, quality harp to performers with smaller
ideal student harp needs to possess many of the characteristics
of a professional harp, of course. It should have a full,
balanced voice, even string tension and a well-considered
ergonomic design. However, in addition it should be tough
enough to withstand the rigours of being dragged back and forth
to lessons, and the rough handling it may receive in the care
of younger performers.
Abhainn 29 string harp is built with a solid birch frame, and
aircraft-quality birch laminate soundboard and a lighter birch
laminate back. It uses tapered harp pins and Camac levers
just like our professional harps. The string tension is
moderate and even throughout the harp's range, and its voice is
full and open. Its four octave range offers generous space
for beginners and experienced harpists alike to develop their
29 string student harp
• Soundboard width 12"
• Range G to G. 4 octaves.
Solid Birch frame
• Birch laminate soundboard and back
• C and F
Additional levers may be installed at $20/lever.
Abhainn (Aven) is Gaelic for "stream." Most streams lead
eventually to the ocean and many harpists may find that after
years with a student harp they are ready to consider the
purchase of a professional harp to take their music to the next
level. Our Llyr (the Ocean) model may be one they
clients, we have created a buy-back program. Any harpist
who purchases an Abhainn, and decides within five years to
purchase one of our Llyr or Storm King model professional harps
is eligible to receive a purchase credit of up to the full
original value of their Abhainn (depending on the harp's
condition) against the price of the professional harp.
If your Abhainn leads you to the Llyr, we'd like to help you
realize that dream.