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. The lighter tension lever-gauge gut strings are well suited for children, and as it comes with detachable legs, canvas carry case and a tuning key all included in the price, 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) are designed and made by us in our workshop which means we can ensure a high quality instrument which is built to last.

Teifi Semitone Levers

The Siff Saff features our own Teifi Semitone Levers which are designed and made in our workshop. These unique new levers are the result of many years of research and development. Teifi semitone levers are designed to give clear, defined semitone notes which do not differ appreciably from the sound of the open strings. Teifi levers differ from other makes of lever because they are based on the concert harp principle of double forks – this means they do not wear the harp strings and give a positive clear sound when engaged. Siff Saff levers are colour coded, smooth to use and easily adjustable for pitch and differing string gauges. They have a coloured band denoting red for ‘C’ and black for ‘F’ as an aid to tuning. If you prefer the look of our ball-end levers, we can fit these as an additional extra.

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
  • Unique Teifi semitone levers fitted as standard
  • 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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