Custom Callan 34 string lever harp in coloured rippled sycamore.
This harp is made from Rippled Irish Sycamore.
Rippled sycamore is very hard to come by in Ireland, it has beautiful wavy grain which is especially highlighted when coloured.
This customer wanted a black harp with some blue added.
The process is quite simple, but takes patience and time.
The harps is first sanded and scraped to a very fine finish, then a coat of black coloured dye is applied using a cloth and let dry, then sanded back again before applying the blue coloured dye, finally the lacquer is sprayed on.
Sycamore produces a very clear bright tone to the sound of the harp
Cost of this coloured harp is €3,400 includes harp bag
This harp is now on its way to Co. Dublin