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Reverie Harp 2
DeEdra Stiles
08/16/2017
Verified Buyer
I am so Impressed with the High Quality Craftsmanship and the High Quality Sound of the Reverie Harp 2, the Tones are Wonderful! The "Megahertz" produced by the Reverie Harp 2 is quit soothing to my Spirit that goes way back to Biblical times with King David who was a Exceptional Harpist! I am so happy to own the Reverie Harp 2 which will be well used for relaxation and physical healing.
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Wow you have such a variety of specialized products.
Jim Holland
08/12/2017
Verified Buyer
I have had three purchases from this Company with no problems. I purchased wire strings for my harp and it was simple online plus the wire strings do sound brighter which I like. Just pay attention while restringing or those dam ends will poke you and you will wonder where the blood came from!
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Great Company!
Jim Holland
08/12/2017
Verified Buyer
The nylon strings have a good sound and are very durable. With the few coloured ones this will be helpful on the fly. The extra maintenance supplies are a God send. Everything I have bought has worked well including the ordering and delivery. Thanks
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Peace and calm in a bag!
Peggy Helminiak
08/07/2017
Verified Buyer
I first saw a Reverie harp during the Virtual Harp Summit and thought "how nice", but had absolutely no plans to buy one. But, the idea kept niggling at me... then I started watching the YouTube videos and started thinking "I might need one of those..." Then I decided that I needed more peace and calm in my life and the idea of owning one became an itch and then a craving. I have both a pedal and a lever harp, but sometimes one just needs to sit back with a little harp on one's chest and pluck random strings and make "soul music" - music that promotes peace and calm. Super-fast shipping and, after stalking the harp via the delivery tracking info, I got it, pulled it out of the packaging and promptly lost a half hour in delightful "reverie". Aptly named! It is my daily meditation now...
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Beautiful and portable
Marlou Russell, psychologist
08/06/2017
Verified Buyer
A truly beautiful instrument in so many ways. Really like the shape, size, and sound. I am not a musician and neither are some of the people I work with so I was looking for a harp that is portable and playable by all. This definitely fits the bill! When held, the harp vibrates and resonates thru the body in a very healing and soothing way. It allows spontaneous compositions and exploration. And the gig bag makes it easy to take anywhere. Thank you for creating a harp that is truly accessible to all.
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ready made kantele
michael katz
08/03/2017
Verified Buyer
beautiful to look at, well made and beautiful wood. Beautiful to play; it sounds so hauntingly mystical and actually far better than over your site. thank you.
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The Jolie Hybrid, what a wonderful harp!!
Amelia Gerlach
07/28/2017
Verified Buyer
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!!
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Wonderful Carry-Along with a Big Sound
Caroline Kasting
07/24/2017
I've been playing the harp for about 12 years. I started with a 29-string student model, then got a 22-string lap harp to travel with. What I discovered was that I was more inclined to play the smaller harp because it was more convenient than going to another room where there was room for my larger harp. I had been wanting a new harp, so after some reflection I decided that what I really wanted was a slightly bigger lap harp that would have a bigger, richer sound than my 22-string. I like to make things, so I bought the Limerick Lap Harp kit (in walnut) and put it together in my spare time over the course of a year. The body went together quickly and easily (in an afternoon). The instruction booklet was extremely detailed, and if I had a question, I would email Musicmakers and get a quick response. Nowadays, Musicmakers has posted how-to videos on how to assemble their instruments on their web site, too, so there are plenty of resources if you have trouble. They also have a wonderful return policy where they will finish the instrument for you if you get in completely over your head. What took the most time for me was achieving the perfect painting on the sound board and waiting for the strings to hold their pitch. Right away, the Limerick had a beautiful, rich tone, especially in the bass. Over the course of the last three years, as the wood and strings have settled and stretched, the sound has become warmer and bigger. I also recently installed a Dusty Harp Pickup so that I could be heard in a band setting, and it has done a wonderful job of amplifying the harp's authentic sound. I love this harp. And I love hearing someone else playing it because I can enjoy its sound more from across the room than I can when my attention is split between listening and playing. I did make a couple of minor changes: I put leather washers behind the string knots (instead of the plastic beads included in the kit) and added red and blue lever rings on the C and F levers. I also tuned it to the key of Eb to be able to play in the widest variety of common key signatures. I successfully play my Limerick with my church praise band. The harp fits easily in the trunk, back seat, or foot well behind the front seats of my car. I am a bit of a klutz, though, so I am constantly banging the wide end against stuff when I carry the gig bag over my shoulder.
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Unsatisfied
Ron Stephens
07/24/2017
Verified Buyer
For the most part the digital download is good except when it comes to condescending what the actual pdf manual says for types of wood used. Also very unsatisfied with lack of information given for the dimensions for the bottom and soundboard. Last but not least would be a good idea to let buyers of digital copies know that with the purchase of the mailed plans they receive templates I would have gone that way other than digital.
Yes, digital copies are hard to use. You can print them out full size on multiple sheets of standard letter size paper and tape the pieces together for making full-size templates. We have a link to printing instructions on our web site. Also, if you take the file to a copier service (such as Kinko's), they can make a full-size "working copy" for you on large paper. One copy is permissible with your digital purchase. Finally, if you pay for the postage, we would be happy to send you the printed version since you already paid for the digital version.
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Start playing real songs fast!
Mary Hagerty
07/17/2017
Verified Buyer
This is an excellent beginner book for being able to play hymns. My daughter played just the chords on a piano, my one son is learning the violin, my other son is learning the guitar, and my daughter is learning the guitar as well. And I sang :) We were able to play Amazing Grace within a half an hour! And I kept on playing just the background chords on the piano, singing along, and was able to learn 9 songs just today! Thanks so much, we are going to play a few songs at church in a couple weeks, even though we are beginners.
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Outstanding!
Elaine Pontious
07/10/2017
Verified Buyer
These wheels will make a big difference in my hospice work. It is a simple looking device from a brilliant design idea that anyone with a folk harp would welcome. The 'heavy lifting' part of my work has been greatly reduced -- thank you!
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Reverie harp brings inspiration
Rebecca A
07/07/2017
Verified Buyer
My friend loaned me her Reverie about 2 months ago, and I just HAD to own one myself. I'm totally overwhelmed by how beautiful and melodious, not to mention easy to play, this instrument is. The workmanship is extremely high caliber, and the egg shape is perfect for hugging it to my torso to play it, I love the way it vibrates through my body. I primarily use it to help my husband who has a chronic illness, but it's also good just for me. The sound is soothing and inspirational. I keep it in pentatonic tuning, so I can play mindlessly and still have a wonderful experience. Thank you for your dedication to excellence and for your careful packaging and speedy shipping. I found my interactions with you smooth, responsive, and most helpful. Thanks!
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Harp Desk
Lynda Jardine, CMP
06/29/2017
Verified Buyer
I love this harp desk. As a Therapeutic Musician, going in and out of hospital rooms to play for patients it is easy and efficient. I couldn't have known I would love it so much! Thank You MusicMakers!
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What a gift!
Maria Dummermuth
06/24/2017
Verified Buyer
I received my Reverie Harp and am so excited to share this wonderful gift with my clients and so many more. I have never played the harp, or even a string instrument for that matter, and this is such an easy wonderful way to convey sound. I practice Singing Bowl Sound Therapy in Cedar Rapids Iowa and have been adding this to work with clients and it has been a huge hit. I can't wait to see where this gift takes me!
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Everything is great!
06/13/2017
Verified Buyer
Super SUPER great instructions. I was worried that them being all-plastic might deaden the sound, but it doesn't! The few dollars in price difference really adds up when I'm putting them on 29 strings. I've only got four at the moment, but I'm going to keep adding them to my Smartwood harp as I go. Installing them is precise, but it's not difficult, and the instructions are great. They also came with extra screws, which is really, really nice! Always impressed!
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I love my new harp wheels.
Lydia
06/13/2017
Verified Buyer
The wheels are so helpful in aiding mobility and they are easy on-easy off! One less thing to worry about when out and about. There was not much lag time for arrival, a definite plus. The other thing that I really liked was the easy to open, not-excessive packaging. All in all, another positive experience. Thank you!
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Beautiful Relaxation Tool
Cindy Curry
06/08/2017
Verified Buyer
I've received my Reverie Harp. What a beautiful relaxation tool to add to my business, Healing Sounds Harpistry! The simplicity and ease of playing evoke such gentle, beautiful sounds, taking one out of left brain thinking and judgment that is associated with musical performance and instead to a state of relaxation for not only anyone for which the Harp is being played, but for the player as well. The shape, weight and overall design of the Reverie Harp are such inviting features that call to people to come pick up the Reverie Harp and begin. The customer service from Matt at Musicmakers was fantastic; it was wonderful to feel the attention and dedication to this purchase as if I were the only Musicmakers' customer, which we know is not the case for this wonderful company. Thank you for the perfect transaction, fast shipping and beautiful creation.
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Harp Desk
Brenda Johnson
06/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Works great. I can read the music much easier.
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harp wheels
C. Martin
06/07/2017
Verified Buyer
I think these are going to work just fine for my Dusty Strings Ravenna. I was hoping I could move it without having to remove the legs and platform that it sits on. This may be just the right fix.
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It sounds beautiful
brad
06/05/2017
Beautiful sounding strings!
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Harp design book
Thomas D Lefler
06/04/2017
Verified Buyer
I am truly enjoying the book. I've found the information thorough and complete, well written and easily understood. Thank you, Tom
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Tons of fun, easy to build!
Rob Zamites
06/04/2017
Only 4 stars, because the edge for gluing the sides was *extremely* narrow/thin. Took about 4 hours to fully assembled. I painted mine with black chalkboard paint so I can decorate the top as I feel; the back was also chalkboard painted, but I just signed the whole back with a chalkboard marker, then coated it with spray on lacquer :) At some point, I'd like to buy a few more, and offer an after school/weekend workshop for disadvantage youths. Thanks, Musicmakers!!
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