The Serenade Harp
Our Serenade would be a joy to any harper for a long, long time. It has the same neck and pillar design as the Cygnet with a flat-back or semi-staved soundbox made of laminated Okume, which is an African mahogany. The top of the box is shaped to be very comfortable against your shoulder. In order to keep the weight at 20 lbs, the pillar and feet are made out of mahogany. For strength, the neck is made out of maple pin block. The Basic Serenade is $3595 with full Camac levers and a case.
The Serenade is available with a number of options concerning the binding around the soundbox, a semi staved back, taller legs and custom trim work. These are briefly described below with a link for more details.
The Serenade comes in a variety of elegant colors.
From left to right: natural blond, amber, chestnut, walnut, black (add $200) and indigo. The blond Serenade on the left has a maple pillar (and the old style feet). This can be done but the harp will weigh more. The blond harp below has a mahogany pillar (and the new feet) which is lighter in weight.
The Serenade is 51 inches tall and weighs 20 lbs. It is ideal for the harp student who wants to start with a less expensive and very nice instrument. It is perfect for those who just want a smaller, lighter harp, or for those who play in hospital settings and find themselves carrying it from room to room. Smaller adults and children will find this harp a great fit; and for someone looking to fit a full size harp into a small car, this is just the right thing.
Here is a closer look at the color options.
Blond, Amber and Chestnut
Walnut, Black (add $200) and Indigo
The Serenade can also be made with taller feet ($200).
To see all the possible options click on this link.
The Serenade uses the same nylon or folk harp gut string sets as the Swan and Cygnet and has the lighter tension like the Cygnet.
The "T" harp logo decoration comes on every Serenade harp. The chestnut, indigo, walnut and black stained harps get the gold logo and the natural blond and amber stained harps get the black logo.
You can also get pearl inlay on the pillar of your harp. On a blond Serenade, you can get any inlay you'd like. The stained harps are more difficult to inlay into, so the inlays need to be simple. The oval inlays work best. Here are a couple of examples:
See more inlay.
Piano Pin block is used to make the neck on all of our harp models making it very strong. Piano Pin block is also used for the necks on pedal harps. The Serenade is built with our new improved knee block giving more surface area to the joint.
The harp on the left is a close up of the Amber flat back basic Serenade box construction (no binding), top block and knee block. You can also see the piano pin block neck. On the left is a Chestnut flat back basic Serenade (no binding).
The Serenade harps come with a full set of Camac Levers and a padded Cordura carrying case exactly like the ones that come with our Swans and Cygnets.
The feet you see below are the same style feet as our Cygnet harp. The rubber on the bottom helps to keep the harp from slipping when playing on an uncarpeted floor.
The Black Pearl Serenade
The Black Pearl Serenade harp comes with pearl inlay around the soundboard. It is also trimmed with Rosewood binding and has a Rosewood top block set off by a strip of maple binding. The Black Pearl above is a flat back with the Rosewood binding. See more of The Black Pearl.
Basic Flat Back Serenade with nylon strings: $3595 Basic Flat Back Ceili with flourocarbon strings: $4095
Binding around the soundboard: Add $300 Serenade $3895; Ceili: $4395
Binding around the soundboard and the back: Add $500 Serenade $4095; Ceili $4595
Semi Staved back Serenade: Add $200 $3795; Ceili: $4295
Semi Staved back Serenade in contrasting wood: $300
Special request binding and top block: call to discuss options
Folk Gut Strings on a Serenade: Add $300
Tall feet: Add $200
Black Stain: Add $200
The Serenade harp evolved over 10 years from our Summit model.
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