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Davy's Harp Resources

See the following links for helpful resources on building, maintaining, setting up & tuning your harp.

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DIY Kovac Harp Kit Supplies, Strings & Tools Lists: 

The Links below are the 3 Kovac Specialty harp lists:

 The Link Below contains the 3 Kovac Harp kit lists found within the Harpmaking Made Simple plans book (HMS):

HMS Book Supplement Document Set:

This document set includes the following concerning the harp kits & templates found in the HMS book.

  • Harp Resources & Links
  • Harp Tuning Mechanism modifications
  • Detailed string paths
  • Attaching strings to your harp & winding
  • Optional Tuning Modifications for your harp (making tuning life easier)
  • Modifications to make your Kovac Harp better.
  • HMS Supplemental PDF Document Set

 ParaHarp Folk Harp:

How to Tune Your Harp

How to Tie a Knot on Your Harp Strings (At the Soundboard)

Middle C Finder (Traditional C4 on Kovac Harps may not match your piano)

Materials Resources:

  • Wood, glues, surface finishes, tools, hardware, etc: Any "Big Box" home & lumber stores (Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) &/or national lumber stores (84 Lumber, etc.). Harbor Freight is good for inexpensive tools if you are making only a single harp.

    ** If you desire to make your harp's Soundboard from superior "Paulownia" quarter-sawn wood instead of Sitka Spruce (as we do for our ParaHarps), we highly recommend either:

    • David Sutton, (423) 278-8891, http://www.paulowniasource.com, Tennessee, USA
    • Danny Blickenstaff, MT. HOPE FARMS, (301) 790-2372, Maryland, USA