DVD - HARP MAKING VIDEO: "Sharping Lever Instructions for DIY Harps"
John Kovac Harps by Davy C
by John Kovac
A DIY instruction video on a way to add sharping levers to your DIY made harp
Please, be aware that this is a process that modifies a harp's Neck/Harmonic Curve before it is built. This modification won't work on an existing harp not already prepared for levers.
Also, it was designed to go along with John Kovac's pre-made sharping lever templates he used to provide, which as of September 2023 has been finally found in John's former harp making shop.
So, we will be shortly (October 2023) offering a kit of sorts that explains the process of adding sharping levers to your own DIY-made Kovac Paraguayan harp. It will include a Neck template, suggested lever locations & includes the free-hand mathematics formula to tell where each lever should be located. I will also include suggestions on which note sharping levers should be installed and where & what kind of bridge pins to use.
More to come; please, stay tuned... email us if you have any questions about this.
- Includes a brief opening section on using standard levers, taquitos, and a sharping ring.
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.
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This is a legacy video disc, in DVD format, which may have a plain paper sleeve instead of a disc case with a commercial media sleeve.