Welcome To Mountain Glen Harps

Created With Artistic Elegance and Excellence of Sound

My name is Glenn J. Hill and I want to welcome you to the world of my custom one-of-a-kind harps!  Each harp I build is perfectly designed and crafted to fit the needs and desires of its owner and player. If  you can imagine it…then I can create it!

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Custom built and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Custom Harps for Over 35 Years

I have been designing and building one-of-a kind custom carved and sculpted harps since 1978.


This is the “Angel of Light,” a hand carved 31 string Myrtle wood Celtic Harp with embedded crystals.

Custom built laser harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon Custom built laser harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Innovations in Harp Design

Over the years my clients have many times asked me to design and build for them types of harps that have never been seen before. I have always enjoyed this challenging type of creative work, and continue to do so.

Shown here is a custom 28 laser performance harp with red and green lasers.

Laser Harps
Pegasus Harp, Custom built and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Custom Harp Designs

If you have an idea for a harp that you have never seen before, contact me and share your thoughts.

Shown here is the “Pegasus in Flight” harp, made of rock maple with semi-precious stones, opals, and silver inlay and strung with 28 nylon strings.

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Rivendell Harp, Custom built and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Let Me Design Your Dream Harp!

I enjoy the co–creative process of working with my clients to bring their most amazing dream harps to life!

From Ancient harps to New Age harps, from harps inspired by the designs of Middle Earth’s Rivendell and Lothlorian, to the Mystic Dream Harp that you only see when you are asleep, I can bring your harp to life for you!

Shown here is the Custom 40 string “Rivendell Harp,” an electric-acoustic-midi harp made with black walnut and myrtle wood and a stained Spruce sound board.

Custom built and hand carved laser harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Laser Harps for Installations

This custom Laser Harp was designed and carved for the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, New York.

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King David Kinnor Lyre, Custom built and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Religious and Spiritual Harps

I have carved and created harps for playing music in a variety of Religious and Spiritual Traditions. Please tell me what your new harp should be like, in beauty of both sound and appearance, to aid you in your special music performances.

Shown here is a custom myrtle wood “King David'” 10 nylon string Kinnor Lyre.

King David Harps and Jewish Kinnor Lyres
Custom built, hand painted and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Custom Carving & Sculpting

All Mountain Glen custom harps can be created with custom carving, sculpting, painting, and inlay work of crystals and beautiful gem stones.

Custom Carving & Sculpting Options
Custom built and hand carved Dragon harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

38 nylon string Chinese Dragon Harp, made with black walnut with black lacquered spruce sound board. The dragon holds a large jade crystal in its claws. The dragon’s tail emerges from the lower sound hole on the back of the sound box, then curls up the entire pillar. The harp neck is carved with sprays and branches of Ginkgo leaves. This harp has gilded sound holes in Chinese letters.

Custom Carving and Sculpting
Custom built and hand carved harp made for Darren Raleigh by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Irish Harp

Shown here is a custom 36 string, nylon strung myrtle wood harp with solid Spruce sound board created for Darren Raleigh. Carved in a polished/rough, hand chiseled style, in the shape and style of the ancient harps of Ireland.

Darren Raleigh Plays Carolan's Farewell to Music

The Irish harp in the background was built for Darren Raleigh. Listen to him play Carolan’s Farewell to Music!

Custom built and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Creative Harp Design

Over the last thirty six years I have carved an extremely wide variety of relief images and fully in-the-round-sculptures on my harps. From winged Pegasus in flight, to howling wolves and dancing unicorns, angels in flight, birds in their nests, and various types of Dragons curling up the pillars and necks of these harps, anything is possible!

Custom built laser harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Laser Harps

I also build hybrid harps with lasers and strings, a new type of harp that has never before been constructed, with multi-media controlled red and/or green laser beams built into a custom harp with strings. These strings can also be set up with individual string transducers to make them electro-acoustic or midi triggering, in addition to the laser triggered visual and audio effects.

Performance Laser Harps
Custom built, hand painted and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Hand Painted Harps

Shown at left is a custom carved, gilded, and painted myrtle wood harp with spruce sound board, created for Derek Bell. Pedal tension 36 gut strings. Crystal ball and natural rounded crystals inlaid in the pillar. In the background is a detail of hand painting on a Celtic harp.

Custom Painting and Inlay Work
Custom built and hand carved harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon
Detail of hand painted fairy on a custom built harp by Glenn J Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon
Detail of Rivendell Harp's base, hand carved with tree roots

 

More details from the Rivendell Harp, hand carved with branches, leaves and tree roots.

This is the logo for Mountain Glen Harps, ©1994-2014 Glenn Hill/Mountain Glen HarpsMountain Glen Harps

Created With Artistic Elegance and Excellence of Sound

My name is Glenn J. Hill and I welcome you to the world of my Custom One-of-a-kind harps! I have been designing and building one-of-a kind custom carved and sculpted harps since 1978. Each Harp I build is perfectly designed and crafted to fit the needs and desires of its owner and player. If you can imagine it, I can create it ! Many times over the years my clients have asked me to design and build for them types of harps that have never been seen before. I have always enjoyed this challenging type of creative work, and continue to do so. If you have an idea for a harp that you have never seen before, go ahead and share your thoughts on it with me. 
I enjoy the co–creative process of working with my clients to bring their most amazing dream harps to life!

Some of the very special custom harps I can build for you include:

Glenn Hill of Moutain Glen Harps can create a custom healing therapy harp that will resonate with your patients

Healing Harps

Healing Therapy Harps and very special Mystical Harps for meditation and spiritual practices are one of my specialties. My lightweight lap sized therapy harps have a rich warm sound, perfect for bedside healing music therapy work.

King David Lyre Kinnor

Ethnic and Custom Harp Styles

Traditional or historic Celtic harp, folk harp or Gothic style harps, even ancient Jewish style Davidic King David Kinnors and Nervels, or any other look or style you wish.

Custom Laser Harp by Glenn Hill of Mountain Glen Harps

Laser Harps

I can create laser beam multimedia midi harps that can trigger unlimited sounds and visual effects, and stringless laser multimedia controller harps using red and green laser beams in place of strings.

Northern Lights electro-acoustic harps by Glenn Hill of Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Electric-MIDI-Acoustic Harps

Electro-acoustic, solid body electric, and midi-electro-acoustic harps in all sizes and types. Please see my Electric harp page for prices and descriptions.

Tell Us About Your Dream Harp Today!

All these possibilities and more can be part of your custom Mountain Glen Harp. Just let me know all about the Dream Harp that you desire!

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Year Guarantee

Years Building Custom Harps

Dream Harps Built

Delighted Customers

You Have Options!

Learn more about the choices you have when creating your custom harp below.

The Rivendell Harp by Glenn Hill is a nylon strung harp style.

Stringing Options

I can string your custom harp with nylon, gut, or wire strings. Learn more about our harp string options here.

The Rivendell Harp by Glenn Hill is a nylon strung harp style.

Decorative Options

All of these custom harps can be created with custom carving, sculpting, painting, and inlay work of crystals and beautiful gem stones.
 Any of my harps with strings can be fitted with full sets of sharping levers, including my wire and cross strung harps, if so desired.

 

 

Glenn Hill of Mountain Glen Harps can create custom single, double, and cross-strung harps to your own specifications

Acoustic Harp Styles

Custom single string-band, double and cross strung harp styles, with 10 to 45 natural notes.
Loveland Sharping Levers

Sharping Levers

We offer three sharping lever choices, considered the best ones being made, and all three in widespread use:

  • LOVELAND LEVERS
  • CAMAC LEVERS
  • TRUITT LEVERS
We use sustainably grown and harvested woods in all our custom harps

Wood Options

In this day and age with our planet in such distress, I make it part of my mission as a harp builder, to only use wood from sustainably harvested sources. I build all my harp sound boards from twenty year air-dried Engelmann Spruce tone wood. Click to learn more about wood options for your custom harp.

 

Glenn Hill of Mountain Glen Harps can create custom single, double, and cross-strung harps to your own specifications

Choosing Your Harp

Read a few thoughts from our experienced harp builder on how to choose the perfect custom crafted Mountain Glen Harp to fit your needs.

Tell Me About Your Dream Harp Today!

All these possibilities and more can be part of your custom Mountain Glen Harp. Just let me know all about the Dream Harp that you desire!

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Click to view pricing for custom harps by Mountain Glen Harps, ©1994-2014 Glenn Hill/Mountain Glen Harps
Please see my price list page for detailed prices, and my ordering page for the information you need to place an order. Browse through all the rest of my pages for many photos, and more information on all sizes and types and styles of custom harps that I can design and create for you!

Mountain Glen Harps LLC

 

Endorsements


Below are comments and feedback from some of the folks for whom I have created over 385 custom harps. Each of these harps was created for an individual harpist, reflecting their personal needs and desires for a very special one-of-kind harp.

I can’t believe you built the harp in three weeks, and it sounds so lovely!”

Christina was talking about the custom gut strung electric-acoustic Rainbow Light Harp I created for her 1992. She was amazed that in the recording studio, the sound coming from the harp was so clear that “the recording engineer had nothing to do!”

Click the link below to hear one of the recordings Christina made with this harp:

Christina Tourin Plays Her Electric Light Harp on “The Emerald Harp” CD

Christina Tourin

To the Master Harp builder Glenn Hill, Thank you for the Magic Harp!”  Derek recorded most of the harp music for the ‘Chieftains’ in the last 5 years of his life with the custom carved harp I created for him. Here is a link to some music from his “Mystic Harp” CD.

Derek Bell

Contact Glenn About Your Dream Harp Today!

 

All these possibilities and more can be part of your custom Mountain Glen Harp. Contact master harp builder Glenn Hill for a consultation and tell him all about the harp of your dreams!

 

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More Information

Bamboo design harp for sale at Mountain Glen Harps, Phoenix, Oregon

Harps in Stock

We currently have  a custom Electro-acoustic 36 string harp, one completed custom Laser beam harp, and two Custom Wire Strung harps available for sale and ready to be shipped.

Master harp builder Glenn Hill in his workshop

Our Shop & Master Harp Builder

Learn more about master harp builder Glenn J. Hill and the Mountain Glen Harps workshop.

I can help you with all your harp repair and maintenance needs

Harp Repair & Maintenance

I have been repairing folk harps for nearly 30 years. I can do most any work on your lever harp, from major repairs and restorations, building new necks and pillars, and building and installing new sound boards, to routine sharping lever regulation, re-seating loose tuning pegs, and more. For more information, click here.

Please contact me with details of your repair needs.

Click to learn more about caring for your harp.

Caring for Your Harp

Learn more about caring for your harp.

Laser Harp with green laser beams

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Mountain Glen custom one-of-a-kind harps.

Mountain Glen Harps guarantees your satisfaction with your custom made harp and offers a 5 year warrantee against defects in workmanship. Click to learn more.

Guarantee

Mountain Glen Harps guarantees your satisfaction with your custom made harp and offers a 5 year warranty against defects in workmanship. Click to learn more.

Visit Our Other Websites For More!

If you’re looking for a harp to get started with or aren’t ready for your own custom harp just yet, visit our Cambria Harps website.

If you already have a harp of your own and it needs to be re-strung, or if you need a case for your harp, visit our Markwood Heavenly Strings & Cases website.

The Custom Harp Builder

Learn more about my current work and see new harps as I complete them!

Markwood Harp Strings

Our Markwood Harp Strings website is your source for all your harp re-stringing needs!

Cambria Harp Kits

Our Cambria Harp Kits make it possible to build your own harp for a quality harp at an affordable price with Cambria’s line of Folk Harp Kits & Plans. These are very good quality instruments, suitable for therapy, students, teachers, travelers, and those who do not wish to hock the family heirlooms just to get a harp.

Harp with Markwood Strings
Cambria harp built from Stage 2

I find great enjoyment in bringing dreams to life via my custom harps ! May your life always be filled with all the best of peace and joy and wondrous creativity!

Thank you for coming to visit my harp pages, please let me know how I can bring your dream harp to life!

Follow your bliss, and live your life in joy!

Glenn J. Hill

 

Tell Us About Your Dream Harp Today!

All these possibilities and more can be part of your custom Mountain Glen Harp. Just let me know all about the Dream Harp that you desire!

Contact Glenn