Although Salvi Harp Factory produces its own branded harp bench, we would like to introduce a high-value-for-money option: the Hercules bench.
Before we delve into the details of the Hercules harp bench, here are some tips on choosing a harp bench:
- Adjustable height: Playing the harp requires careful positioning of not just your fingers, but also your wrists, arms, and elbows. However, everyone has different heights, body proportions, and upper body-to-arm ratios, which means they require different bench l heights. To ensure proper posture, a harp bench that can be adjusted in height is crucial.
- Noise-free: The harp bench is a tool used in harp playing and should be quiet and free of noise. Poor quality harp bench may not produce noise at first, but over time, due to a less sturdy and stable mechanical structure, they may start to produce various noises. In general, a heavier harp bench with a more robust metal structure is less likely to produce noise.
- Comfortable: A soft and comfortable leather surface is important, especially for those who are studying harp professionally. Playing or performing on the harp can last for several hours, and a soft and thick leather surface can greatly alleviate the pressure on the lower back to prevent muscle fatigue or lumbar disc herniation pain.
- Overall feel: A good harp bench not only has ideal mechanical performance but also has a simple, stable, and reliable appearance, allowing us to play the harp with peace of mind.
Now, let’s introduce the Hercules bench. This bench’s biggest selling point compared to the HM/Salvi Harp Factory bench is that it is very safe, stackable (size after stacking: 747 mm x 380 mm x 170 mm), and weighs only 6.5kg, making it very convenient to carry around. In addition, it has a large adjustment space, suitable for people of different heights. This bench also has a fine-tuning mechanism with a knob on the right side of the bench, providing four different heights: 480 mm, 510 mm, 530 mm, and 560 mm. The knob on the left side can be used to adjust the height by hand. With these two methods, it is convenient for everyone to choose their preferred height. The Hercules bench is priced at only a few hundred Hong Kong dollars, and our students have been using it for over ten years, making it a great value-for-money option!