** In Memoriam: Maestro John G. Kovac, Our Founder & Mentor, 11/1945 to 7/2022 **

Kit - PVC Piper Harp, 22 Strings

John Kovac Harps by Davy C

Regular price $216.00

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Build your own John Kovac-designed, 22 String PVC pipe folk harp, the PVC Piper Harp

This original Kovac Kit is for the DIY PVC Piper Harp project where you provide the PVC pipe, glues, etc.

Includes full-sized & scaled cut-out templates with instructions & specifications for each harp!


This harp has 22 specially colored-coordinated strings designed just for the PVC Piper harp. 

This is a relatively fast and easy project to make a fun, experimental harp with very little upfront expense. The plans include Full-Sized templates. 

The harp is simple to put together & can be assembled in about a day or two using basic hand tools. Stringing & tuning will take more time. 


See John Kovac's Video demonstration of the PVC Piper Harp here on YouTube.

See this video of John playing one of his own PVC Piper Harps.

A video of John Kovac playing La Empalisada on his PVC Piper Harp creation can be found here on YouTube.

 See John Kovac's YouTube video about putting together the PVC Piper Harp & hear him play it.


The Plan set includes:

  • Written instructions, “The Incredible PVC Piper Harp” include Full-Sized Templates
  • Pipe Dreams” Enhanced CD with harp video (Includes 16 audio tunes of John playing on his PVC Piper Harp and 3 videos of 1) Assembly, 2) the first Lesson on the PVC Piper Harp & 3) a demonstration Tune of John play his PVC Piper Harp.) 

    The Kit set includes:

      • 22 Nylon Monofilament Strings
      • 22 String Beads (for knots)
      • 22 Sound Board String Grommets
      • 22 String Tuning Machines, Chrome, White Knobs
      • All Necessary Hardware per plans
      • Rubber Feet with Screws
      • 1 String Winder
      • The customer is to provide all PVC, finishes, glues, non-standard hardware, assembly, etc.
    • Electronic Note e-Tuners are available at an optional cost. 

       Samples of plan set & included materials:

      Hardware below may show optional parts, etc.
      Optional Tuner Shown Below:

      Optional CDs Shown Below:


      Note: These plans are offered in their as-is, original & historic format. Some easy, linear extrapolation of the templates may be required at a few points. See our notice here.

      Please note our shipping policy for all products:  S/H Policy


      Available for optional, single purchases, see below:

      • The classic PVC Harp DVD, "How to Play the PVC Piper Harp by Ear
      • John Kovac's latest DVD release of him playing his PVC Piper harp from 2 different angles, playing a number of tunes & genres from around the world.

      Go to Harp Resources Page

      If you make a mistake on your harp, even if not caused by us, please, notify us right away and we will see how we can help you to complete your harp anyway. You never know how we might be able to help you, which is our goal; for you to be successful in your harp building & playing! We won't abandon you in your harp-building process after the purchase, either. Let's work together!