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      Jolie Hybrid Harp (33 Strings)



      The Jolie Hybrid Harp

      This Musicmakers Jolie Hybrid Harp is the holy grail of harp-making. This lever harp weighs about 13 pounds, produces a full, rich tone, and withstands the tension of all the strings.

      Until now, this seemed like an unachievable goal. In recent years we have seen the introduction of carbon fiber harps and have been very impressed! We are amazed at how light they can be and how much abuse they can withstand. But working with wood is where our heart is. The depth of beauty and the warm, inviting tone of wood lever harps are qualities we were not willing to give up. So we began to consider how we might combine the ultra light weight and durability of carbon fiber with the natural beauty and depth of tone you get with wood.

      Enter the Jolie Hybrid - a carbon fiber and wood hybrid lever harp.

      What's Included:
      • Finished Jolie Hybrid Harp with installed levers
      • Padded Gig Bag
      • Tuning Wrench
      • Free Shipping within the Continental US
      • Owner's Manual

      See and hear the Jolie Hybrid Harp.

      Our harper listening to the tone of the harp.

      Our harpist enjoying the lovely sound of the Jolie Hybrid Harp.

      Lightweight & Strong

      Carbon Fiber and Wood Lever Harp

      We start with beautiful ribbon mahogany for the back, sides, neck, and pillar. We remove 80% of the material and then reinforce each piece with carbon fiber.

      Stronger Than Before

      We've significantly reduced the weight while making each piece stronger than it was to begin with.

      A Mere 13 Pounds

      Our carbon fiber hybrid Jolie weighs in at 13 pounds. Wow! Thats about the weight of well fed house cat!

      "Perfect for my aging back, making it a snap to put in and take out of my car." –Janice M.

      Down Payment Option

      You have the option to put 50% down to get your Ballad Harp started.

      Use the promo code downpayment when checking out to pay half now and half when the harp is ready for shipping.

      Jolie Hybrid - Key Specs

      Jolie Hybrid Specs
      Strings 33
      Range C2 to G6 (String Chart)
      Weight 13 pounds
      String Spacing Concert
      String Tension High
      Sharping Levers Camac
      Gig Bag Included
      Harp Wheels Size Small
      Size 52" tall, 24" deep, 14" wide
      Soundboard Aircraft Birch
      Body, Neck, Pillar Carbon Fiber & Mahogany
      Warranty Musicmakers 5 Year Warranty


      Quilted Maple Soundboard Upgrade

      All our harp soundboards are made of aircraft birch, a 6-layer laminate that can withstand the tension of the harp strings without breaking. As an added visual appeal we can veneer a thin layer of beautiful quilted maple to the soundboard. It has a very slight affect on the tone making making the harp sound slightly warmer.

      Here's a couple of pictures of our Sonnet Lap Harp with the quilted maple upgrade.

      Vivid Color Upgrade

      Vivid Color Harps

      We have always loved the natural grain of the woods we use and didn't want the color to hide that; we wanted the color to accentuate the grain. Maple, being a wood that is lighter in color, makes the perfect canvas for our vivid color stains.

      Maple is also available with some highly figured and beautiful grain patterns. We use select curly maple for the sides, neck, and pillar and offer a quilted maple veneer upgrade on the soundboard. The stain interacts with the figured grain patterns in exciting and surprising ways.

      Maple is a harder wood than cherry so the vivid color version of any harp will weigh roughly 10% more than the standard version and the sound will tend to be slightly brighter.

      Check out this photo gallery.


      Replacement Harp Strings

      Jolie Harp String Chart

      Order Replacement Harp Strings

      How to Change a Harp String

      Other Harp Related Resources

      My 2nd harp
      I got my Jolie because I needed a light weight harp to travel with. My other harp (Dusty Strings) is beautiful but too heavy to carry up and down my many stairs in my home. The Jolie has a lovely sound and is beautiful. Perfect to take to lessons and on local trips.
      Nancy Carroll
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      So happy with purple Jolie Hybrid
      Have loved my Jolie Hybrid for 5 years. Great sound, beautiful, lightweight, good range. And then I saw the purple vivid color harps in person at Somerset. And had to have a purple Jolie Hybrid and now I do. Beautiful resonant tone. And gorgeous. Great service from Musicmakers.
      Lori Fuller
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      I love it!
      I have now had my Jolie Hybrid for about a month. I love everything about it. The weight. The sound. The tension. How it looks. How it feels. I have a Dusty Strings FH36 in walnut which I also love. The Jolie is the perfect compliment to it. A light weight harp with a gorgeous tone. Comfortable to hold and play. And Musicmakers was so easy to deal with. Thanks to all.
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      I love this harp!
      Like for many harpers, my 30 lb. lever harp, that was light enough to put in my car or carry to outside gigs when I bought it 18 years ago, now has become much heavier.. When I needed to find help to get my harp up a flight of steps, I decided it was time for a lighter harp. I've tried multiple carbon fiber harps, but the sound left me completely unsatisfied. Enter Musicmakers and the Jolie hybrid. I played one of the early Jolie hybrids at a harp conference many years ago. I was impressed then by the rich and complex sound and tone that comes from wood, and figured that it had only gotten better over the years. So I did what I swore I'd never do: buy a harp sight unseen and sound unheard. I am completely impressed with my new Jolie. First of all, it is beautiful! Matt advised that the quilted maple soundboard would make the tone warmer, and it does that, as well as add another level of gorgeousness to the harp. I love the sound. There's a rich underlay to the tone, and in the highest register, it is clear and bell-like. As the harp settles into itself, its voice just keeps getting richer. When I play at outdoor labyrinths, the harp is heard easily over the noise of traffic and sirens without any additional plucking effort. The string tension is easy on my hands and arthritic thumbs. I can easily reach all the bass strings. The Camac levers are a joy to use. The case is easy to use and gives excellent protection. There are straps in all the right places to make car loading easy. And then there's the weight. In its case, 14 lbs., on its own, 13lbs. Much less than a bag of birdseed. I can load it and move it easily, without needing my bulky and heavy harp cart. Musicmakers' customer service is exceptional. I received ongoing information about the status of my order, as well as what to expect when it was shipped. The level of care and the layers of protection for successful, damage-free shipping were amazing, and completely effective. Leg installation instructions were clear and easy to follow. I've had a couple of post-delivery questions that Matt quickly answered. I think this is a great harp from a great company that is filled with people who care about both the excellence of their instruments and their customers. The Jolie hybrid combines all the loveliness of a wood instrument with all the weight reduction of carbon fiber. I am so glad that I bought mine.
      Janet Hince
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      Jolie Hybrid
      I love the warm healing sound of this harp and my clients loved it. The light weight made it so easy to carry around and the amazing purple color steals everyone’s heart 💜
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      Very satisfied!
      This is a whole lot of harp for the size - great big sound, beautiful resonance, responsive string tension, and astonishingly light weight. The depth is good for a fairly small person - I've sometimes found my 36-string harp too much of a stretch to the bass. The Jolie Hybrid is a perfect harp for road trips and hospital/hospice work, and a pleasure to practice on. Very glad to have found it!
      Catherine Madsen
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      A harp to truly love!
      I love my Jolie Hybrid harp! I have gone through several harps from a variety of manufacturers looking for the perfect combination of sound, beauty and functionality. It's only 13 pounds! Perfect for my aging back, making it a snap to put in and take out of my car (which I do many times a day.) It has a big sound--surprising for a harp of this size! A rich, warm sweet voice with a nice long sustain. And I was so pleased to find how easy it was on my hands to play this harp! The aching in my fingers was threatening to stop my playing. What a relief to play this harp. The team at Music Makers--especially Jacob--went out of their way to customize my harp shape and to select the most gorgeous woods. They were endlessly patient with my myriad of questions. The lights are a must and so pretty. They create a lovely ambiance while illuminating my hands and music so I can play. The sound pick up works amazingly well--a clear, clean sound with lots of power. And even though I haul it around in my car all day, it stays in tune very well. I couldn't be happier. Thank you Music Makers for your dedication to bringing us the newest technology and preserving the classic beauty and rich sound of the harp!
      Janice Mineer
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      53 of 54 customers found this helpful.
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      One Fine Harp!
      I have been a harp performer, teacher and therapeutic harp practitioner for several years. During this time I have played and/or owned several fine instruments. Thanks to Jacob Nelson of Musicmakers in Stillwater MN, I now own a harp that fulfills all of my harp expectations. The Jolie hybrid is lightweight, attractive with a beautiful finish, and easy to play with just the right string spacing and tension. Above all, the combination of wood and carbon fiber produces a lovely sound. A Big Thank you to Jacob Nelson and the Musicmakers staff, for being creative leaders in the harp world! Marilyn Johnson CMP, CTHP(Certified Music Practitioner, Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner)
      Marilyn Johnson CMP, CTHP
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      40 of 40 customers found this helpful.
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      Buy this harp!
      I have been playing a gut-strung harp for nine years. I was always impressed with the warm sound, but it was a HEAVY instrument. I had also been researching a carbon fiber harp, but the price point was out of my range. Enter the Jolie Hybrid! I had the opportunity to play on my harp teacher's Jolie and loved the rich, yet bright sound. Shortly after, I learned that Musicmakers had a new hybrid model making the original so much lighter. This is truly a remarkable harp. The perfect string tension leads to an easy touch allowing for more speed, and accuracy with ornaments. Though it is extremely portable, the sound is not at all compromised. It is by far the most beautiful sounding harp I have tried. If you are at all on the fence about buying this model, fear not! You will be more than impressed. Buy this harp!
      Erin McLean
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      The Jolie Hybrid, what a wonderful harp!!
      So, I started out renting this harp on my summer visit to Minnesota, and it blew me away - I just had to buy it!! I love everything about it - the beautiful, resonant sound; the incredibly light weight - I had always dreamed of a harp I could carry around myself and not have to depend on my husband to help me!; the hand-friendly string tension; the Truitt levers and sleek design, with beautiful mahogany wood. Simply, I'm in love! Thanks, Musicmakers, for building such an awesome harp!!
      Amelia Gerlach
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