Ken Ellis Luthier
© Whippoorwill Acoustics LLC, 2015-2018

Testimonials

“I  

am  

a  

little  

girl  

again  

...  

Can  

I  

play  

with  

it  

now?  

  

First  

I  

have  

to  

be

sure  

everyone  

gets  

to  

see  

and  

admire  

it.  

  

You  

can  

look  

but  

not

touch.  

  

Should  

I  

give  

her  

a  

name?  

When  

I  

picked  

her  

up  

tonight,  

I

felt  

an  

endorphin  

rush.  

  

When  

I  

play  

with  

her  

...  

it  

triggers  

so

many  

positive  

feelings.  

  

Yes  

...  

she  

will  

make  

me  

smile  

for  

many

years to come.  Thank you Ken.” - Evelyn

"This harp is magnificent! “First,    the    craftsmanship    and    finish    are    flawless    and    the    harp    is    a pleasure   just   to   hold   and   admire.   Every   part   of   it   says   'attention   to detail'. This chord bar stack has the best action of anything I've tried. And how do you make your harps so light weight? “This   harp   has   a   unique   and   beautiful   sound.   The   strings   are   bright   and really   ring!   Especially   in   the   upper   registers   sometimes   they   actually sound   like   bells.   The   bass   in   general   is   strong   and   resonant   -   I   can   play melody   in   the   bass   and   it   is   clear   and   distinct.   This   harp   conveys   a   very rich    harmonic    experience.    And    all    that    after    just    unpacking    it    and playing    it    for    a    few    hours.    I'm    looking    forward    to    the    sound    as    it matures. “So   thank   you   for   this   harp.   It   shows   that   all   the   research   you   have   done on   autoharp   acoustics   and   construction   really   pays   off.   I   also   appreciate   our   conversations   back   and   forth   in deciding all the details that went into this harp. I've learned a lot. “Once   again   I   must   rave   about   the   sound   of   this   harp.   The   strings   in   the   upper   register   don't   so   much   ring   as   peal, if   there's   a   difference.   And   note   separation   across   the   string   bed   is   clear   and   resonant.   All   keys   sound   good   and   the minor   chords   have   just   the   air   of   mystery   I   was   looking   for.   Thanks   again   for   building   this   wonderful   autoharp.”                    -Bryan