My new Marini "Bass Minstrel" harp is a joy to play! It is
lightweight, so it is effortless to play for hours, even when it is
strapped to me. Its beautiful tone is remarkable for such a compact
instrument, but it features an extended range in the low end, making
it great for playing the bass note of chords when normally it's just
not there on conventional folk harps. I especially appreciate the custom
black gloss finish. I love it!
Michael-David - international harp instructor
Harp $695.00 for semi-gloss finish $950.00
for high-gloss finish (shown,
right, in high-gloss cherry) 26-Strings (3½ octaves),
Range: f to c4
button above to hear a music clip of "All Things Bright and Beautiful"
played on the Minstrel Harp
$920.00 for semi-gloss finish $1,175.00
for high-gloss finish (shown,
left, in high-gloss cherry) 27-Strings (3½octaves),
Range: F to d3
12’’ wide, 25’’ deep,
button above to hear a music clip of "This Is My Father's World" played
Bass Minstrel Harp
Michael-David with his black
I am absolutely overjoyed at the beauty of my new Bass Minstrel, with its luscious
high shine on the gorgeous figured walnut wood—truly one of the most lovely
harps I've ever seen (with a wonderfully rich, full bass to match). And I
love its light weight for camping and hiking—I've played sitting by many
a creek or high mountain stump praising God in the hearing of the forest
creatures. But I'll bet you've never had a letter from someone using one
of your harps as bear repellent!... I was hiking up a steep mountain trail
with my harp held high so as not to scratch its flawless finish on the foliage
when I noticed bear tracks in the dust at my feet. Big bear tracks, with
little bear tracks next to them, both sharply defined and fresh—I was unknowingly "stalking" a
mama bear and her cub! The first thought in my mind was—and I kid you not—"Oh
no! If that bear comes at me I'll have to throw my harp down to get away
and that'll damage it!" I immediately turned and started down the mountain singing my make-it-up-as-you-go
song to avoid surprising bears: 'Hey bear, get out of there, get off the trail,
go read your e-mail." But suddenly I realized I could use my harp to make
myself look bigger to the poor eyesight of a bear, so I placed the harp way up
on my shoulder and gained three feet in height as I continued to the safety of
Vivian Stoppel—New Plymouth, Idaho
Guarantee: All harps are guaranteed against
defects in materials or workmanship for 5 years from
the date of purchase. If you are not satisfied, you
may return it within 30 days for an even exchange or
Minstrel Stand: $290 for semi-gloss & $415 for high-gloss
Bass Minstrel shown in the stand
Hi, Sue and Alex.
I finally received the harp! My Bass Minstrel Harp has just arrived safely.
This is my first harp. And I can say that my choice was just right!
Thank you for making such a nice instrument. I can't tell you how much I love
If I have something to ask you, then I will contact you.
Thanks to read it.
Emily Marini with a Minstrel Harp
$20.00 per string
Gold Truitt Levers...
I am a therapeutic musician who believes firmly that no hospital,
skilled nursing facility, hospice, or church should be without
an on-site small harp. In my practice I have seen miracles of healing
happen due to the soothing vibrations that flow from a harp. I
have seen suffering and pain melt away at the “murmuring sound of
the harp” when medicines and other instruments could not touch
The Marini Made Bass Minstrel Harp is the perfect size for use at
the bedside. Its tone is so soothing due to the lower octaves of it.
It is light weight enough so you can carry it easily and sit in any
chair to play it comfortably. I have recommended this particular harp
to hospices and skilled nursing facilities. A number of these facilities
have purchased it already and some are in the process of raising funds
to purchase their future Bass Minstrel Harp.
Certified Therapeutic Musician
NOTE: In the article below (Lancaster Intelligencer
Journal -- February 13, 2012),
Cass Jendzurski (pictured on left) is holding a Marini Made Bass Minstrel Harp.
Thank you so much for the beautiful harp. I picked it up at
the bus station this morning, and since I knew I wouldn't be able
to wait until I got
home to unpack it,
I came to work today armed with a electric screw
driver to open the box.
The harp is lovely, and the sound is lovely—it was so well packed,
it hardly required much tuning! I've already serenaded my coworkers,
and people were coming out of the office asking "is there an angel
around here this morning?" It's a dark, rainy morning here in Maine,
and the harp has already brightened the day for me, and for others.
Thank you so much for your lovely workmanship—This instrument
was truly worth waiting for, and I look forward to many hours of
playing this harp for my hospital
and hospice work.
Louise Gephart—Dresden, Maine
Sue, the stand has arrived. I LOVE IT! Makes it easier to play the harp
and it is a stunning way to display it. Also, I notice a difference
in the sound of the harp; it seems crisper now. Perhaps the basket on which
I was balancing the harp muffled the sound somehow. Anyway, we are
with it and please tell Alex how happy I am that he designed the stand—I
think you have a real winner with it and would guess you will sell many!
Ocean Grove, NJ