Aster 34 String Lever Harp

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Range A6 to C2 (a”’– C)
Weight 11 KG
Wood Ashwood
Carry Bag Deluxe Carry Bag
Strings Type Nylon, nylon core / nylon wrap, steel core / copper wrap
Extreme Width 71.2 cm
Extreme Height 131.5 cm
Sharping Levers Yes, Full
Detachable Legs 10 cm
Style Rounded Style Curve
Finish Natural, Black, Green, White, Blue, Walnut Stained & Custom

Aster 34- String Lever Harps

 

The Aster 34 is the largest and most popular of the Mikel Celtic harps, producing a tone that is rich and even across the whole range from A6 down to C2, perfectly proportioned for child or adult alike and with a round back for hours of comfortable playing. Full Mikel Celtic semi-tone levers and steel bass strings for a warm bass tone give the Aster a presence and character. The Aster 34 is world-proven! played and loved by professionals and students alike, weighing only 10.8 kg and supplied with a thick padded travel cover the Aster 34 will give years of musical enjoyment to all.

 

Harp Specifications — 34 String Lever Harp

Strings Type:

  • Nylon Monofilament (1-22),
  • Nylon core/nylon wrap (23-28),
  • Steel core/nylon wrap (29-32),
  • Steel core/copper wrap (33-34)

Sharping Levers:

Flip up accurate and adjustable Steel Sharping Levers with color caps (red for C and blue for F) as standard. These levers have good functionality using two points of contact for the lower and mid-range strings. This allows for the best string tonality when engaged. The base is made of steel for strength and rigidity, and the brown plastic handles having colored caps for easy identification. The resting pins on the levers are adjustable for regulation and to accommodate different string sizes and harp designs. Excellent levers at a very competitive price. This is an amazing development by Mikel Celtic Instruments to the Harp World.

Available Finishes:

Natural, Black, Green, White and Blue. These are standard colours at standard price. We shall be happy to make custom colours on your demand. Custom colour charges maybe apply. Whatever colour you desire is possible.

Carry Bags:

The Deluxe Carry bags are made from high quality Cordura. With 10 mm hard foam padding interior and 3 mm soft foam padded exterior. The Pocket is designed to carry booklets, books, harp accessories, detachable legs and some more. Bags are intentionally made durable to cope with the busy use and transport of the instrument in its lifetime

  • Purple Cordura Carry bag
  • 10 mm foam padding interior
  • 3 mm soft foam padding exterior
  • Zipper front Pocket for harp accessories
  • Adjustable and removable Shoulder straps
  • Hand Straps
  • Carry bag is designed to provide years of protection and service

Soundboard Decoration:

This is optional feature available on the harp’s soundboard, which is usually the same colour as the Harp. Some customers demand a Contrast Colour like black colour harp and golden decoration on the soundboard. It is possible. Custom colour charges may apply.

Detachable Legs:

A Detachable Legs set is also optional. It raises the harp about 10 cm from the ground, which helps some users to play easily while sitting on a chair. The legs are fully detachable with feet. The Carry bag has a special place for each leg to keep them safely inside the pocket

Strings Chart – Aster 34

String # Notes Frequency Core String Guage (Inches) Core Nylon/Steel Fibres Number Wrap Nylon/Copper Wrap Diameter (Inches)
1 A6 1760 0.025 Nylon
2 G6 1568 0.025 Nylon
3 F6 1396.9 0.025 Nylon
4 E6 1318.5 0.025 Nylon
5 D6 1174.7 0.025 Nylon
6 C6 1046.5 0.025 Nylon
7 B5 987.77 0.025 Nylon
8 A5 880 0.028 Nylon
9 G5 783.99 0.028 Nylon
10 F5 698.46 0.028 Nylon
11 E5 659.26 0.028 Nylon
12 D5 587.33 0.032 Nylon
13 C5 523.25 0.032 Nylon
14 B4 493.88 0.032 Nylon
15 A4 440 0.036 Nylon
16 G4 392 0.036 Nylon
17 F4 349.23 0.040′ Nylon
18 E4 329.63 0.040′ Nylon
19 D4 293.66 0.045 Nylon
20 C4 261.63 0.045 Nylon
21 B3 246.94 0.050′ Nylon
22 A3 220 0.055 Nylon
23 G3 196 0.055 Nylon
24 F3 174.61 0.045 Nylon Nylon 0.013
25 E3 164.81 0.045 Nylon Nylon 0.016
26 D3 146.83 0.045 Nylon Nylon 0.016
27 C3 130.81 0.50′ Nylon Nylon 0.016
28 B2 123.47 0.055 Nylon Nylon 0.018
29 A2 110 0.020′ Steel 4 Copper 0.008
30 G2 97.99 0.020′ Steel 4 Copper 0.010′
31 F2 87.31 0.022 Steel 4 Copper 0.010′
32 E2 82.41 0.024 Steel 6 Copper 0.010′
33 D2 73.42 0.024 Steel 2 Copper 0.016
34 C2 65.41 0.024 Steel 4 Copper 0.016