INTRODUCTION TO MIKEL HARPS

Welcome to Mikel Harps. We are craftsman and manufacturers of Lever Harps. Mikel Harps started manufacturing in 2006.

We at Mikel Harps analysed our market and found that the majority of local manufacturers were producing substandard harps. In addition they did not employ any research and development. The international market was dissatisfied with the poor quality instruments being produced and therefore was wary about purchasing instruments from Sialkot. At  the other end of the market, the manufacturers in Europe and America were making quality instruments but this quality was reflected in their price which was out of the range of students and ordinary musicians.

Realizing there was a substantial discrepancy in the two markets; Mikel Harps team started a Research and Development department with their mission “To produce quality instruments at affordable prices”. This enterprise has involved many foreign musicians, Professional harpist and some foreign makers. To achieve our quality product, reverse engineering  techniques were utilized. Top quality woods were imported in the development of our quality instruments, beech, ash, and spruce woods. Quality harp strings were imported from the USA, New Sharping Levers were invented. It has taken many years of experimentation and hard work to produce fine quality instruments at affordable prices.

“Mikel Harps” are now selling well worldwide at very affordable prices. The company has distributors in Germany, France, Italy, China, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, Neatherlands and many other countries

GHULAM MUSTAFA, (CEO)

  • Affordability with Recognisable Quality
  • Innovative, New Sharping Lever
  • CAD designed and CAM produced components
  • Unique Designs, Two Families of Harps “Saffron” and “Aster”
  • Affordable Fast and Safe shipping service to your door step Worldwide.

The Mikel Harps Department was established in 2006 when we found a serious gap in the market. Quality Harps, we felt, were not being made available in affordable prices for inspired Students and professional Harpists, many of whom could not afford to pay a high price for a Harp. After several years of research and development, and drawing on the experience of our team of artisans and our management , we are proud now to offer quality Harps at highly affordable prices. To understand how we became successful, you must first know the company’s history.

Since we began manufacturing of harps, our company has remained engaged in continual improvements. With the passage of time many designs were made and modified to include these improvements and to satisfy customer demands. New threaded pins were designed for lasting grip. For easy and precise regulation new steel threaded bridge pins were also designed. New innovative low cost quality sharpening levers were also invented to precisely sharpen notes.

Spruce wood soundboards were designed very carefully for precisely balancing string tension and resonance. New string charts were arranged with the collaboration of Markwood Strings. The wood joint structures were re-crafted and updated.. The feet, bases, sound box and detachable legs were designed carefully by our team.
A new Deluxe Cordura Carry bag with 10 mm foam padding interior and pockets was designed to customers specification.

At the start all drawings were done by hand. 2 years ago all drawings were redesigned in CAD software giving greater precision, and ultimately enabling us to consistently produce quality harps at a much lower price.

A CNC milling machine and Auto lathe is used in the production of the metal hardware. Some new machinery for wood working was also purchased to speed up production needs although hand finishing and inspection is still a very important part of the process. At present the company has a production capacity of 50 harps per month, but since the demand is relatively high, we are now expanding to double our production capacity while retaining our very high quality.

To make all these improvements, we exchanged ideas with harpists, customers and other harp makers. Especially we thank to Mr. Joseph from Joseph Harps Canada, Mr. Paul from Dewart Harps; both have made a great contribution to our quality harp production.

We understand there is always room for more improvements and we are continuously working to improve our instruments. We invite you to join us, share ideas and enjoy Mikel Harps.