There are two different types of electric harps:
A. Electro-acoustic harps: The R Harp “Merlin” and all Triplett and Camac harps offer the option of a state of the art “pickup” system, installed by the maker, that amplifies the natural sound of the instrument providing consistently balanced sound amplification throughout the harp.
B. Electro-harps: Purely electric without a sound board or sound body, these harps are perfect for stage work. Wearing the halter a performer can move freely on the stage. Using the adjustible tripod the harp can be used in a stationary format. It is ideal for Jazz, Pop, Spiritual, New Age. An amplifier can be used with headphones enabling the player to be heard only in the head phones.