The "Angel" Tara is a major hand carving and Art project which takes about 9 months of dedicated committment to create. She comes with 36 Loveland sharping levers
(Angel comes with Truitt, 18k Gold levers or Camac Levers) and a heavy duty Cordura case. Your choice of woods.
No. Strings: 36
Type Strings: Nylon/Metal
Tuning: C to C
Weight: 26 lbs.
• Square backed version - $10,000 - $15,000
• Round backed version - $12,000 - $16,000
• With original Celtic carving on pillar, Celtic paintings on soundboard and rounded or square sound box.
The Angel Tara 36 Concert Harp is a custom made harp first created for World Reknowned Concert Harpist Debra Nyack. (Debra) "The Tara harp, which Rick Stanley built, sounds more beautiful than any other Celtic harp I have ever played. I am so happy with my Tara harp! Rick and I talked before it was built; I told him what I would like the harp to look and sound like, and it turned out to be beyond my expectations!
The sound is amazingly beautiful. The sound is very,very resonant, very warm, yet bright and clear. The bass is deep with a ringing tone, and top is like crystal and silk. It is very responsive to the player's touch. I asked Rick for a certain tension on the strings, and he got it perfect!.
Not only does the harp sound great, but it looks so incredible on stage. With its mystical lines, it looks as if it just walked out of a fairytale. The colour of the harp's finish was just as I ordered; the hand carvings with the lion paw feet are extraordinary, and the exquisite hand-painting on the board was better than I expected with the detail and colour. The harp's beauty is heavenly!
Rick Stanley's Tara harp is truly a work of art, a master piece! For me, it is a dream harp! Thank you, Rick, for your great craftmanship!"
Deborah Nyack, harpist
Dimensions: No. Strings: 36 Type Strings: Nylon/Metal Tuning: C to C Octaves: 5 Weight: 26 lbs. Height: 59" Depth: 32" Width: 14"