26 String, Deluxe ParaHarp Kits will be available in Sept. 2021
26 String, Kovac Harpune Harp Kit with Hardware (No Wood)
John Kovac Harps by Davy C
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Build your own Kovac model 26 String Paraguayan-styled folk harp, the Harpune.
The original Kovac model Harpune is a Paraguayan-inspired, lightweight & compact 26 string folk harp with beautiful tone & lighter string tension. This basic version consists of the harp's body with an open back & no legs or feet. In this kit, we provide the plans, instructions, strings & hardware, you provide the wood from the local lumber or big box stores.
The harp has 26 South American-standard, color-coded strings: Blue C's/Red F's. (Specify if you prefer the American standard of Red C's/Blue F's). Please note, the color of the string does not affect its tone.
The harp's scale starts at its low C and ends about 3.5 Octaves above it (G).
Plans with Full-Sized templates are included. And, we include a supplemental instructional DVD format to assist in assembly using your own provided, choice woods. The DVD also has a section on tuning and playing by ear. The DVD is not necessary in order to make your harp.
The kit is simple to put together & can be assembled in about a day or so using basic hand tools. Stringing & tuning will take several hours more. Surface finishing could take a day or two longer, depending on your chosen finish & method of application.
The HARPUNE also comes with an optional simple plan to achieve sharps and flats, called Taquitos, which are small dowels set behind certain strings to achieve the semitones. They are introduced in the Kit Plans and if chosen to be used, should be installed a few weeks after the harp has settled in.
26 Mono-filament Strings using Dupont's Tynex brand
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!
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