John Pratt Harp Company

 

 

The Princessa

 

  

 

 

The “Princessa” is a well finished, trim, beginning level lever harp.  This instrument was our first to expand into a different appearance than our traditional “ram’s head” design.   It has a flared octagonal column, with a scalloped crown on top, which we also incorporated into the Empress.  This harp is simpler than the Chamber Harp and the Empress, lighter, and a bit shorter.  It is intended for beginning harp students, though it is suited also for adult harpists. This harp has our usual higher string tension with concert harp strings, along with a string spacing consistent with most standard pedal harps.  This instrument is ideal for progressing beginning students to transition to a pedal harp.   The Princessa also has a veneered spruce soundboard, made in the same way as concert harps.  The soundboard design, coupled with the  good string tension, plated brass string eyelets, and concert strings give the Princessa excellent sound for a lever harp.

 

This instrument comes in all of the different wood finishes of our more expensive lever harps:  blond, birch, cherry, walnut, African bubinga, sapele, or possibly others.  The neck  is laminated in hard maple but with the outermost plies in the hardwood of the general finish of the harp.  Body panels are of a birch hardwood laminate, veneered on the outside in the hardwood of choice.  The Princessa is also crafted with the same quality and attention as our more expensive harps.

 

The Princessa comes with a padded cover set as standard.  Both top and base cover attach together, and  have sturdy strap handles to facilitate loading the instrument in a vehicle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut Princessa

 

Bubinga Princessa

 

 

 

Princessa Specifications:

 

Range:

6C to 1C,  36 strings

Height:

60”

Soundboard Width:

14”

Width at base:

Length (front to back):

Weight:

15”

30”

30 lbs  (Bubinga about 2 lbs more)

 

Top of Column of a sapele Princess with the optional metal crown

 

 

 

 Wood samples for the Princessa:

 

 

 

 

Cherry

 

 

Birch

 

 

Curly Maple

 

 

 

Sapele

Walnut

African

Bubinga

 

 

 

 

     

 

John Pratt Harp Company

360 West 400 South

Manti, Utah 84642

USA

 

(435) 835-3541    

 

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