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Rees Morgan Meadow 23-String Concert Lever Harp

Rees Morgan Meadow 23-string 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.

Rees Morgan Meadow Harp (23 strings)

 

Rees Concert Line Morgan Meadow Harp in flamed maple and walnut with optional custom ornamentation. (This is Garen Rees' personal harp.)

 
Piano pins, the silver ones with the strings wrapped around them are also called zither pins.

Piano pins, the silver ones with the strings wrapped around them are also called zither pins.

Of Zither Pins and Harp Pins

People are funny. Piano pins come in many sizes to accommodate the needs of such a large, high tension instrument as the piano. The single most important characteristic of a piano pin is that it be stable. Piano pins of a specific size are sometimes called "zither pins" and in changing the name some people also think that, magically, the quality is changed as well. It's not. A piano pin by any name still has to be strong and solid. We use them in our lighter harps because they not only help the harp to hold tune well, they weigh substantially less than do harp tuning pins. We would absolutely not use them unless we knew them to be as good or better for the task. Our Morgan Meadow harp saves more than two pounds by using piano pins. We think you will agree that this is of benefit both to you and to the harp. You can find out more about pins here.

The Rees Morgan Meadow Concert Line Harp is really quite special. The voice has true dynamic depth and projection. To be honest, at one point we discontinued the Morgan thinking that our Harpsicle® Harps line replaced it in the market but, frankly, we were wrong. The voice of the Morgan exceeds that of our less expensive harps to a substantial degree and, as it turns out, people noticed. The Morgan was returned to our line due,  quite literally, to popular demand. The Morgan Meadow Harp comes with full Rees sharping levers. We use piano pins (also known as zither pins) on the Morgan  to dramatically reduce the weight of the harp which, depending upon the wood selected, is about 8 pounds (3.6 kg). The Morgan Meadow is 30 inches (76.2 cm) tall at the point. Like all Rees Concert Line Harps, the Morgan Meadow includes a lifetime warranty.

The base price on a Morgan Meadow is $2195 US. We require 25% of your initial order at the time the order is placed. Prior to ordering any Rees harp please carefully read our Terms and Conditions and our Ordering FAQ  page.  If you are ready to order now just head on in to our Rees Marketplace.

 

Rees Concert Line Morgan Meadow Harp in cherry with handpainted Singing Serpent ornamentation from out standard ornamentation catalog.. (Note:  this harp is shown Truitt sharping levers.)

Use Ornamentation to Make Your Morgan Your Own

Lutherie, the making of stringed instruments, is an art just as is ornamentation. From the beginning Rees Harps has been known for excellence in both. A harp makes a wonderful palette and we invite you to express yourself upon it. We offer many, many options within our standard ornamentation catalog. Additionally, fully custom ornamentation is available in consultation with our artists.

 

Rees Morgan Meadows Harp Audio Clips

Many people request a clip of the harp being played. We are happy to provide one but with this basic understanding:  any harp will only sound as good as the speakers and the bass and treble pre-sets of your computer. In other words, in many ways our harp will sound like your computer. Additionally, you have no way to compare one harp to another via Mp3 because you have no control over the recording conditions and variables. If you are listening on iTunes, on a computer, you can improve the quality of what you hear in the iTunes Application by going to Window then to Equalizer and, within the equalizer, selecting Acoustic. You might want to boost the Preamp a bit too. If you do this before you play the clip below you may have a result which is a bit closer to how the harp really sounds.