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John Kovac Harps by Davy C

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Build your own 22 String PVC folk harp, the PVC Piper Harp. 

This kit is for the DIY PVC Piper Harp project where you provide the PVC pipe & we provide the instructions, strings & hardware. 

This harp has 22 American standard, color-coded strings: Red C's/Blue F's. 

This is a relatively fast and easy project to make a fun, experimental harp with very little up front expense or investment (compared to full-size, pre-made wood harps). The kit's plans include Full-Sized templates. 

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

Parts include:

  • 22 Mono-filament Harp Strings (Red C's Standard)
  • 22 String Beads (for knots)
  • 22 Sound Board String Grommets
  • 22 Tuning Machines (plus 8 Spares)
  • Tuning Machine Hardware Kit with Tuner Addendum Document
  • 6 Screws and nuts for the legs
  • 1 String Winder
  • 1 Electronic Tuner
  • 1 Tuning Wrench
  • How to Knot Harp Strings Document
  • Written instructions “The Incredible PVC Piper Harp” include Full-Sized Templates
  • CD “Pipe Dreams”
  • Customer provides all PVC pipe, finishes, glues, assembly, etc.

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

Also see John Kovac's PVC Piper Harp CD & Videos:

  • The CD "The East Coast PVC Band" where all the band's instruments are made from PVC with John Kovac's own musical PVC instrument inventions.
  • The classic PVC Harp Video, "How to Play the PVC Piper Harp by Ear
  • The classic book, PVC Musical Instruments & How to Make Them.

Go to Harp Resources Page.

If you make a mistake on your kit, even if not caused by us, please, notify us right away and we will see how we can help you to complete your kit 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 kit building process after the purchase, either. Let's work together!

The harp kit pictures are typical and yours may differ depending on how you chose to create your own harp. And, the hardware & string kit pictures show typical kits & yours may differ slightly, depending on the kit you purchase.

Note that the Full-Sized Plans & Instructions that come with our kits are the original John Kovac documents reproduced from his historical, legacy drawings and text sources. These are scanned & corrected for any original errors, format misalignment, etc., as much as possible. However, no guarantee of perfect accuracy is implied. 

And, John Kovac Harps by Davy C reserves the right to change, improve, correct, modify, or delete the following without notice:

  • The name brand products incidentally mentioned in the original Instructions & Plan sets. 
  • The Plan Drawings & Instructions for accuracy.

All original Plans & Instruction sets are as-is in their historical contexts.