A work of art engineered to bring Heaven's music to Earth. Designing these masterpieces from scratch takes years of conceptualization, a vast repository of exquisite materials, and an intimate knowledge of the mechanisms involved. All that synergy of multiple disciplines work in harmony to produce the purest, clearest, and fullest sounds that make one of the world's most beautiful of musical instruments: the Camac Harp.
Making a Camac harp come to life takes the skill of an array of artists, craftsmen, musicians, engineers, a host of other professions, and a supply chain that spans the globe.
Oregonian Pinewood, French Beech, African Rosewood: These high-quality timber make up the structure of a Camac harp. Taking pains to source these woods from different continents show the uncompromising quality and care that goes into making each harp. A Camac harp's value goes even to its unseen areas. If the whole is the sum of the parts, then a Camac harp is exceptionally valuable indeed.
Made of Spruce grown in the Austrian Alps. Theses magnificent trees have been chosen for their unique properties that contribute immensely to the quality of the sound of each Camac harp. Every tree used was sustainably planted some 200-250 years ago in a forest that has been managed by one family for generations. A 200-year old memory contained in each Camac harp. Truly priceless.
A harp may be an ancient instrument, but that has not stopped the designers of Camac from using cutting-edge technology and materials that make each harp lighter and stronger. One of these materials is Carbon Fiber. Used extensively in pedal harp columns and some lever harps, this state-of-the-art ingredient adds to the quality and innovation present in each Camac harp. An age-old and high-tech instrument at the same time.
Camac works with renowned artists and craftsmen. Among these are Jean Bernard Jouteau who worked on the Art Noveau Grand Concert harp - an intricately sculpted design paying homage to the "Belle Epoch" era - and Jocelyne Réal, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France, who contributed to the Canopee Grand Concert harp; meticulously inlaying mother-of-pearl to its walnut, pear, and sycamore woods.
Camac is the quintessential product of French luxury and innovation. With the pedal harp as we know it designed and pioneered by Sébastien Érard - a Frenchman - in 1794, it is only fitting that the finest harps in the world be designed and made in France. The most elegant of instruments handcrafted by a people known for their class and style. The epitome of exquisite artisanal workmanship made to conjure music fit for Angels.