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22 String Kovac PVC Piper Harp Plan Set

John Kovac Harps by Davy C

Regular price $66.00

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Build your own Kovac model 22 String PVC pipe folk harp, the PVC Piper Harp

This plan set is for the DIY PVC Piper Harp project where you provide the PVC pipe, strings & hardware. 

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.) 
  • 1 String Winder (color varies)
  • 1 Electronic Tuner (Make/Models vary but are similar)
  • The classic Kovac 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.
  • The customer provides all PVC pipes, hardware, strings, finishes, glues, assembly, etc.
  • We provide you with a comprehensive list of all hardware, strings & parts necessary to find, buy & build your harp in our Resources pages.
  • Strings: We highly recommend Vermont Strings which keeps Kovac model specifications on hand & can make strings specifically for your Kovac model harp. You can also see your string specification chart or list that came with your harp plans. And, see our harp resources pages for specific models of Kovac harps.
  • Tuning Mechanisms: We highly recommend GBGitty for your tuner needs. 

 Samples of plan set & included materials:


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 single purchases, see below John Kovac's PVC Piper Harp CD & Videos (or, free online viewing, where applicable):

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

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!