Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:22 am (PDT)
I just have to add to all this that this is a wonderful way to bond with
I fell in love with mine the very second I took him out of the box, all
rough edges and looking touchingly vulnerable in that state. I knew his
name the first time I picked up the sound box and pillar assembly to see how
they went together (it's Aodhán, by the way). At every new stage in the
finishing I had to go into the shop and look and touch. I'll never forget
when my husband put the first coat of lacquer on the back, and the wood just
seemed to come to life!
The best part, though, was when I brought him up to pitch for the first
time. There's something really special about being the first person to hear
your harp's voice! Of course it took a while before the harp settled, but
that first lovely musical ring actually brought tears to my eyes!
Just thought I'd share that aspect of this question as well.
Unfinished Harps from Dreamsinger Harps
Save 30% by doing it your self.
I do the woodwork, drill the holes,
make sure everything fits exactly.
YOU sand it all down smooth and even.
You might have to fill some small holes.
Before you lacquer you can decorate
the harp any way you wish;
Decals, paint, carving, or woodburning.
It's totally up to you.
The Unfinished Harp comes as shown
the Tuning Wrench,
Pins and eyelets (for wire harp)
Wire for the strings,
and an unfinished Stand.
The set of strining instructions I'm still working on
Mounting Eyelets and Zither Pins on a new
Stringing a new finished wire strung
Instrument orders, questions, and
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