Harp Making Blogs

Guarneri 'del Gesù' ? - Violin Maker

Posted by Davy Clark on

You've heard of Antonio Stradivari, famous for his exquisite-sounding, Stradivarius violins. Perhaps, you've even heard of Nicolo Amati, the revolutionary maker of the modern violin, who preceded Stradivari and is one of the three most renowned violin makers in recent world history. Yet, have you heard of Bartolomeo Giuseppi Guarneri 'del Gesù'?  Guarneri del Gesu is considered one of the finest violin makers in the world, standing along side of Amati and Stradivari. Together, these three are recognized as the greatest to have given us the blessing of the "singing box." Yet these makers, having long since slipped into eternity...

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It's been a rough couple years but, Music!

Posted by Davy Clark on

Precious few have been left unaffected by the last several years of turmoil that seems to have covered our globe. While this is Not a political post, we can't ignore the situations we humans all share on this planet we call our home. 

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Are there Aternative Tunings for your fixed-string, C-Major harp?

Posted by Davy Clark on

If one has no sharping levers on your harp, does that mean one is stuck with mainly the C-Major scale for the rest of the life of the harp? No!

There are alternative tunings for fixed, C-Major harps. If you've (or, your harp maker) created a strong harp, there are a number of keys we can tune our harps to.

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Help for the Harp Do-It-Yourself-er

Posted by Davy Clark on

Some of our harp kit customers are first or second time woodworkers. What this means is they have never built a wood project before nor ever held a job at any time in any woodworking capacity. 

However, too, a number are experienced hobbyists or are amateur Luthiers, experienced in not only woodworking but in musical instrument making. 

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Naming & Painting your own harp?

Posted by Davy Clark on

Did you know a tradition in North America involves harpists naming their harps, much like naming a pet? Have you considered naming your own harp(s)? 

And, the awesome thing about building your own harp is you get to decorate it in any way you please.

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