Nifty Harps come in two standard configurations: un-levered and fully levered.
In the early stages of learning, some teachers suggest that levers are not immediately required. We supply the un-levered version of our harps to make the initial purchase as affordable as possible. However, as your playing skills develop, you will likely want to be able to learn a broader range of music in different keys or play alongside other instruments without re-tuning the harp each time.
We specify Camac levers on our harps, primarily due to their accuracy, reliability and build quality. The levers are optimised to suit Nifty Harps, and the pre-drilled frames are prepared for the Camac lever dimensions, so we strongly recommend only selecting what you require from this site.
Lever upgrade options:
All of our harp frames are pre-drilled so that you have the option to retrofit our bespoke Camac levers. This can be done either individually, or by selecting our complete 27 lever upgrade pack.
Individual levers: Consult your harp teacher if considering this option. They may suggest adding only the levers needed to select the required key for specific pieces of music you are learning. This method would allow you to spread the cost of the upgrade.
Full 27 lever set: Upgrade your un-levered Nifty to the ultimate version for complete flexibility in playing all eight major and minor keys.
Lever replacements: If replacing a broken lever, please ensure you select the correct one using the list on the levers page on this site.
Lever fitting options:
At Home: As the frames are pre-drilled for the levers, it is possible for them to be fitted at home with care. It is a little fiddly, but not a difficult task. Installation tool and fitting/regulation instructions are included with the kit. £15 per lever, plus postage.
Bring your harp to the workshop: If you live near enough to the Scottish Borders, you can opt to make a booking to have your levers fitted here at the workshop. £15 per lever, no additional charges.
Send by carrier: If you are unable to get to the workshop in person, you can order levers and arrange to ship the harp to us, in its original packaging, via a carrier. If you no longer have the packaging, you can order a box and internal padding from us for £45.
You arrange to ship the harp to us, we fit the levers at £15 per lever and charge the relevant rate for the return delivery to you.