This near concert tension celtic harp is the result of many years of continuous development to extend the range of quality instruments available to harpists. The feel and response of the Albion are almost identical to the pedal harp, providing an excellent grounding in concert harp technique and facilitating a smooth transition to the larger harp.
The Albion has a full rich tone which spreads evenly throughout its range. This harp has been designed not only for the absolute beginner who wishes to progress to the concert harp but also for those who need a rugged functional instrument. It is fully capable of holding its own within a group and is perfect for vocal accompaniment.
Concert harp string spacing and tension
Rich and warm tone
34 strings from 6C to 1A
Supplied with tuning key, dust cover and padded case
Quality construction, affordable price
The Albion has 34 strings spanning 6C-1A, concert harp string spacing and near concert harp tension. The Albion stands 1.10m at its tallest point.We have simplified the structure and materials in order to minimize the overall cost of the harp. Naturally we still hand pick the quarter sawn sitka spruce for the soundboard and craft each instrument individually. By rigorous application of musical science and computer aided design allied to 30 years of experience, we have preserved the highest possible levels of response and quality of tone in the instrument. Each harp is built by one craftsman from start to finish thus ensuring that very Albion fulfils its inherent potential to develop its own unique personality
All harps produced by Niebisch and Tree feature our unique semi-tone mechanism, which is free from all possibility of rattle and yet fully and easily adjustable. The semi-tone levers are made entirely of alloy steel, cast gun metal and stainless steel (this is to ensure no loss of tone and longevity of the mechanism). The string contact point is hand polished to ensure minimal string wear. With an easy to use single finger flip-action and a positive ‘on’ position which means no unnecessary fumbling and perfect semi-tones every time.