Duane Noble Harp Guitar
I am extremely pleased to offer this brand new 2007 harp guitar by Washington luthier Duane Noble. Folks, the photos just can't do this instrument justice. Stunning and beautiful with amazing quilted mahogany back and sides (which I can only describe as "furry"), the quality and details are world class. This aesthetically pleasing instrument is one of my personal favorite contemporary designs within the growing harp guitar movement. It is a joy to play, ergonomic (how did I ever get along without an arm bevel?!), and lest I forget, it sounds wonderful!
Rich sustain with lots of overtones, yet beefy enough to handle any tuning and string gauges. With 14 frets to the body and a significant cutaway, there are way more high notes to be had than any vintage instrument.
Vaguely Knutsen-like, rather than Dyer-shaped, Duane's unique design dispels once and for all the headstock/arm bracket myth, enabling him to use Gotoh mini 18:1 tuners for easy, precise tuning on all 12 strings.
Duane builds with the perfect mix of woods, trim and decoration - bindings, rosettes, subtle inlay (the frets are marked on the side of the fingerboard where they should be) - resulting in lines, colors and textures that combine into musical instrument artistry.
Can you tell I love this harp guitar? True, I'm a player, not a salesman, so nothing but my-heart-on-my-sleeve at Harp Guitar Music!
P.S. Duane prices his instruments very competitively. Buy it before he gets wise.
- Gregg Miner, the "harp guitar pope"
You can see and hear this very instrument (though video quality is poor) on my NPR interview (click the "Listen" button).
A custom Colorado soft, padded gig bag is included. Harp Guitar Music lightweight flight cases will be available soon!
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