Rees Harps Inc.
Custom Concert Lever Harps
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Rees Harps Wood Choices

Your hardwood choices for your Rees Concert Lever Harp.

Lever harps are often also called Irish harps or Celtic harps. We are also the makers of Harpsicle® Harps. Rees has been building harps since 1972. Our harps are hand crafted in Rising Sun, Indiana, United States.

Wood Choices for Your Rees Concert Line Harp

For questions about voicing see About Our Hardwoods.

These locally harvested hardwoods can be used either singly or in combination on the arch, pillar, tulip brace and feet of the harp. They are also used on the sides and back of the soundbox.

These locally harvested hardwoods can be used either singly or in combination on the arch, pillar, tulip brace and feet of the harp. They are also used on the sides and back of the soundbox.

 

Obviously you have to really love wood if you want to be a luthier and this is certainly the case for our lutherie team. William, in particular, loves to combine woods and really appreciates unusual markings which make a given piece of wood, and then a harp, especially distinctive.

If you would like to combine woods, feel free, when you are ordering your harp, to use the "Notes" section of your order to tell us which kind of wood you would like to have where. We do recommend against using flamed maple as part of the soundbox. We think it adds too much weight to the harp.

There is an upcharge for flamed maple because it is a less common wood and we have to pay quite a bit more for it from our supplier.

 
The family-owned lumber mill we work with mills our wood to order and it is delivered in small batches right before we need it. On the very left of this photo you can see Harpsicle® Harp soundboxes in their early stages.

The family-owned lumber mill we work with mills our wood to order and it is delivered in small batches right before we need it. On the very left of this photo you can see Harpsicle® Harp soundboxes in their early stages.