Celtic Harps by Rick Stanley are custom-crafted by a harper who
performs as well as he works the wood, so your
original harp is exquisite in both
tone and form. Each Celtic Harp is a
one-of-a-kind instrument, made
choice of woods, painting and ornamentation.
harps you fall in
love with for a lifetime.
All these harps are hand-built,
one at a time by Rick Stanley who not only loves to create beautiful harps
but is also a Harper/Singer with a lifetime of creating
"I build every harp one piece at a time as if it were going to be mine,
as if I were going to play it."
Of course he does play every harp for as long as it takes for the new
strings to stay in tune and for the soundboard to "belly out," just enough
for maximum resonance and volume before he installs the sharping levers.
Once the harp has been sent to its new owner Rick must begin work on the
next harp or he begins to feel as if one of his children had left home for
good, well almost! A friend may be gone but a new one is in the works as the
creative juices start to work on his next labor of love.
Well - I finally have my beautiful little harp. I picked it up from
Thomas yesterday. Rick, she's just beautiful! Did you add the beautiful
round carved wood flowers or were they there before? I didn't notice
them on the photo, but I sure love them. The craftsmanship, beautiful
wood and resonant sound are just incredible. And I love how lightweight
she is! I just had to write to thank you, Rick. I absolutely love the
harp, and it was definitely worth waiting for. Thank you!!