Everyone, meet my new baby! This is Branwen, my new Dusty Strings Ravenna 34 harp. She arrived yesterday evening, and I am just thrilled! Being lightweight and easy to transport, as well as having a built in pickup, she will be my travelling companion and main recording harp (though I will still use my other, big harp). Another practical feature is the built in drop-down leg, which allows me to play standing up. This is very useful with my back the way it currently is, making it painful for me to sit down for any period of time. So this is probably the best investment I've made in a while.
What do you think? Isn't she a beauty? By the way, Branwen means "white raven" in Welsh.
I haven't had the chance to play her much yet, but I can say that the sound is absolutely divine! The upper octaves are reminiscent of silver bells, and the lower strings are deep and resonant. So wonderful I can't even.... aaah! I'm in love! I can't wait to show you, once she's settled down a bit.
I'm really happy right now!