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ParaHarp & Kovac Kit Harps

KITS

Harp DIY Plans & Books

Documents

Harp Strings

STRINGS

Harp Kit Hardware & Accessories

PARTS

Kovac Harp Music

MUSIC

Kovac DVDs

RECORDINGS

Affordable Paraguayan-Styled Folk Harps, Kits & Plans!

Whether you desire an entry-level harp as a student, perhaps, as a harpist looking to upgrade from a tiny, portable or cardboard harp or, are looking for your Forever-Harp, you can find one here, just for you!

"You can play virtually any type of music on these harps, from classical, pop, Celtic, hymns, folk, country, blues, jazz, Latin, whatever." - Maestro John G. Kovac, Harpist & Harp-Maker, Harpmaking Made Simple

** We also make REPAIRS to, or REPLACEMENT PARTS for ALL Kovac harps. **

Harp Kits * Books * Plans * Accessories & Hardware * DVDs * Music * Strings


Professional Reviews:

Maestro John G. Kovac: "Just a triangle with some strings!"

"John Kovac's approach to harp making is direct, cheerful, and simple... Building a harp of his design doesn't require a lot of time or woodworking skills. The brilliant sound of these harps rivals the best that can be found." - John Lozier, Harper, and Harpmaker - https://www.harpingforharmony.org/

"John Kovac's gift is his ability to simplify harp making; making the construction of this most difficult instrument a possibility for many more people." - James Jones, Master Luthier - https://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/


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John G. Kovac's Harp Making Tradition

Maestro John G. Kovac

Get to know Maestro John G. Kovac

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Paraguayan Folk Harps have many advantages when compared to common North American folk lever harps.

Why not go Paraguayan?

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Passing the John G. Kovac Harpmaking Legacy on to a New Generation

The Legacy Continues...


"I loved John Kovac's easy DIY harp making approach and the sweet musical tones of his Paraguayan harps so much, when he retired, I bought his company."

- Davy j Clark, Harp Maker & Clinical Harpist, July 2020

  • Davy C with John Kovac

    John Kovac & Davy C

  • John, Judi & Davy

  • Davy's Harp Shop

  • Davy's Harp Shop

  • "Each one, teach one."

  • Davy C working with one of his harp creations

    Davy prepping a 34 String Harp Neck

John Kovac & Davy C

John, Judi & Davy

Davy's Harp Shop

Davy's Harp Shop

"Each one, teach one."

Davy prepping a 34 String Harp Neck

Davy C working with one of his harp creations

Meet the Harp Maker

Who's Davy?

A Small Glimpse Into Making A Harp

We take rough-sawn lumber, finish-mill it at our shop, create the components and put them all together before creating the new harps strings & finally adding the strings. Then, we tune the harp, over & over & over again(!) until its tuning stabilizes.

Did you know, even for this smaller 26 String harp it uses well over 310 components, parts & pieces?

Did you also realize its Paulownia-wood Soundboard is not one piece of lumber but is made of many smaller sections of finely milled, very thin yet, superb tone-wood all connected together as one unit?

  • New Harp Under Construction

  • Creating a Deluxe Soundboard

  • Dry-fitting the Neck, Pillar & Soundbox

  • Fitting String Tuners on a finished Neck

  • Adding Many Strings to a New Harp

  • Tuning Many Strings on a New Harp!

New Harp Under Construction

Creating a Deluxe Soundboard

Dry-fitting the Neck, Pillar & Soundbox

Fitting String Tuners on a finished Neck

Adding Many Strings to a New Harp

Tuning Many Strings on a New Harp!


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