FH36 Celtic Harp by Dusty Strings

36-String Celtic Harp

New from $6,895*
Picture of FH36 Harp


New from $6,895*
Picture of FH36 Harp


The FH36 has what we feel is the ideal range for a full-size lever harp: five octaves, starting and ending on C. It surrounds the player with a round, full-bodied, and well articulated sound, and its generous depth, power, and responsiveness make playing seem effortless. An impressive piece of fine woodworking and a satisfying investment for any harp enthusiast.

The FH36 is available in two models - the FH36S "stave-back" model, and the FH36H "hybrid stave-back" model. The sides and back of the fully-staved soundbox consist of five facets of book-matched wood. This design puts a flat facet, rather than a corner, against the player's shoulder, which some find more comfortable and which makes it easier to reach the lower strings. This soundbox shape gives an overall rounder sound, with a slightly fuller bass voice. The hybrid-stave model achieves a similar effect with a single facet at somewhat less cost.

The FH36 comes with a deluxe, thickly padded, form-fitting CH36 case made with 1/2-inch thick foam sandwiched between a soft inner lining and a tough outer covering of waterproofed cordura. Case includes zipper access, large accessory pocket, long-lasting leather trim and handles, extra grips for easy handling, and detachable shoulder strap.

The FH36 at a glance:

Max height w/o legs: 54 inches
Max soundboard width
: 14 inches
Weight: (walnut)
approx. 25 lbs.
Weight: (sapele)
approx. 26 lbs.
Weight: (maple)
approx. 29 lbs.
Weight: (bubinga)
approx. 31 lbs.
Weight: (figured cherry)
approx. 26 lbs.
Number of Strings
: 36 (5 Octaves)
: C2 (2 octaves below Middle C)
: C7 (3 octaves above Middle C)
: Fully levered
Sapele harp
-- Neck, pillar, sides & back: sapele
Walnut harp
-- Neck, pillar, sides & back: American black walnut
Maple harp
-- Neck, pillar, sides & back: eastern maple
Bubinga harp
-- Neck, pillar, sides, & back: bubinga
Figured cherry
-- Neck, pillar, sides, & back: cherry

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Picture of FH36 Harp


Picture of FH36 Harp


Picture of FH36 Harp


Picture of FH36 Harp


See the FH36 up close in our on-line videos

Dusty Strings has provided some nice videos of the different FH36 wood types. These videos are each about a minute long and feature a CD-quality soundtrack. Thanks to Harper Tasche for playing these soundtracks.

 FH36S Sapele:  HD Movie
 FH36S Walnut:  HD Movie
 FH36S Maple:  HD Movie
 FH36S Bubinga:  HD Movie
 FH36S Cherry:  HD Movie
 FH36H Sapele:  HD Movie
 FH36H Walnut:  HD Movie
 FH36S Case:  HD Movie
 String Knot .045" & Under:  HD Movie
 String Knot .050" & Up:  HD Movie

Current Inventory

Some of our instruments are available in our Rowley, Massachusetts Harp Showroom and other instruments are stored in our Chicago Transit Terminal for immediate shipment.

Additional harps may also be available at the Factory; please inquire.

Our harps generally can only be shipped to United States and Canadian destinations; international shoppers please inquire for more details.

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Upcoming Arrivals

FH36S Package Cherry (New)
On Order
FH36S Package Cherry (New)
On Order

*Price depends upon finish and options. Returns: We want you to be completely satisfied with your instrument, no questions asked. The Harp Connection offers a 30-day return policy on lever harps and lap harps purchased from our store (except special orders). To be eligible for return, the harp must be in the same condition as when we shipped it to you and it must be returned with all accessories such as tuning keys and books. In the event of a return, you will be responsible for return freight to our Rowley, Massachusetts location. Custom-ordered harps may not be returnable, depending on the requirements of the factory; call us with specific questions about special order returns. Pedal harps can only be returned upon approval of the manufacturer and a 20% return fee will typically apply. We update our web site daily, however all harps are subject to prior sale.

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