About the Siff Saff

‘Siff Saff’ is Welsh for the Chiff Chaff that we hear singing in the Teifi valley here in West Wales. The Siff Saff 34-string folk lever harp is our ‘student’ model harp. Designed by listening to your feedback and building upon previous models, this harp is ideal for beginners whilst also being suitable for more experienced players. It amplifies beautifully for gigging harpists who would like a lighter weight harp to travel with!

It comes with detachable legs, canvas carry case and a tuning key all included in the price, meaning that the Siff Saff package has everything you need to get started, making it an excellent initial investment. All parts of the Siff Saff (with the exception of the strings and Camac levers) are designed and made by us in our workshop which means we can ensure a high quality instrument which is built to last.

Semitone Levers and Strings

The Siff Saff features Camac levers as standard, but it may also be fitted with our own Teifi Semitone Levers as an optional extra. The Siff Saff is strung as standard with lever gauge Silkgut strings. Silkgut is a composite material specially designed by Bow Brand to have a similar sound to gut, but being a synthetic material it is slightly easier on the fingers, making it perfect for beginners! The strings are also less susceptible to changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure and moisture, meaning that they stay in tune for longer than gut strings strings – again, we finds this can be helpful for beginners and children who are still gaining confidence in caring for their harps. It’s also a great option for the vegetarians and vegans out there!

Features

  • Range 1st Octave A to 6th Octave C
  • Includes detachable legs for adjusting playing height
  • Also includes padded carry case and tuning key
  • At just 8kgs, ideal for children and easy transportation
  • Made from carefully-selected materials
  • Bow Brand ‘Silkgut’ strings fitted as standard – lever gauge gut is also available, please ask for pricing
  • Camac levers fitted as standard – our unique Teifi semitone levers are available as an optional extra
  • Available in coloured tinted finishes as an optional extra
  • Personalisation and decoration available as an optional extra
  • Two Year Warranty
Weight 8kgs
Strings 34
Soundboard Wood Beech Ply
Height 110cm
Range 1st Oct A-6th Oct C
Semitones Teifi Levers
WarrantY 2 Years

Bespoke Harp Decoration

All of our harps can be customised at an extra cost to feature various forms of decoration. This can include a soundboard with a design either painted or burnt on by pyrography, wood inlay and carving. These works are carried out either by us or talented artists from the local area. Click here to find out more.

Harp soundboard decoration with Celtic knotwork pyrographyHarp with coloured stained glass portholeHarp soundboard decoration with handpainted butterflies

How to try/buy a Siff Saff

You can buy our harps directly online from our shop here or place an order by phone or email. If you would like to try a harp before you buy or hire, you are welcome to visit the Teifi Harps workshop in Llandysul, or you can visit one of our agents/stockists. We also offer harps for hire.

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