Successfully launching a Quality Harp at an affordable price was involved number of challenging and complex tasks, each critically linked to the one preceding it. The most important was the development of new sharping levers. However if the the sharping levers had been outsourced, Mikel Harps would have found it difficult to offer quality Lever Harps at a affordable price.
So development of new accurate sharping levers became top priority. Our initial concepts began to take their first steps toward becoming a reality. First we put a schematic design on paper and then transferred it to computer program for review. Design Engineers and Lever Harp Consulting services were sourced. There then followed a lot of other steps before manufacture, attestation and verification of our new Sharping Levers. In short, our Company remained engaged in research and development until we finally reached the point where we were able to offer highly accurate, adjustable, durable and most importantly, affordable sharping levers.
We are continued to improve levers since its was first development in 2012. Substantial changes were made in 2018 when plastic handle was updated to Steel handle, a complete design was slightly modified to fit this improvement. Now it more smooth in movement, looks better in appearance, more rigid and reliable.
Mikel Sharping Levers are loved by Harp’s Makers, Harp Teachers and Professional alike.
Mikel Sharping Levers are accurate in raising true half step. In our harps, we try to regulate sharping levers so that it perform precise up-to once cent. Human hearing cannot identify up-to 5 cents.
Mikel Sharping Levers consist of 10 different types (vary on size and tiny parts) to suit the needs of the range of harp strings.
How adjustable to multiple strings gauges
These levers have good functionality using two points of contact for the lower and mid-range strings. A very interesting feature is the adjustable fret pin. You may not encounter this feature even in very expensive Levers. This single feature allows the resting groove to move up & down according to string gauge. It means one lever is capable of adjusting to a range of multiple strings gauges thus the Harp Maker does not need to carry a specific lever for each string and they feel comfort and ease of adjustment while regulating. This saves a lot of time without compromising on precision control.
By offering True & Affordable Sharping Levers,
Mikel Harps have provided a really great addition to the Harp World.