Many thanks to Arjen Boerstra for sending us these photos and the info about how he added a damping system to his hammered dulcimer. If you’d like a PDF version of this post – click here. Dampers: In this case I used oakwood 15x10x580 mm (straight as possible) Felt on dampers: 3 layers of 3 … Continue reading Add a Damping System to your Hammered Dulcimer
This is a searchable and sortable index of all the Folk Harp Journals from Issue #1 (June 1973) to the present. Notes on using this table: Click the header of any column to sort it ascending to descending. Click it again to sort in the reverse order. Type anything in the search box and you … Continue reading FHJ Index
Here is a gallery of photos of the Vivid Color Harps we have built thus far.
Properly installed strings make your instrument more enjoyable to play. Here is a short video that demonstrates how to properly install wire strings on zither pins. I use a Reverie Harp in the video but the techniques are applicable to replacing wire strings on zither pins on a variety of instruments such as Kanteles, Monochords, … Continue reading How to install wire strings on a zither pin
Discontinued 2018 Produced from 1994 to 2018 2018 Pricing: Kit – $125 Finished – $199 Kit Assembly Instructions Set of Strings Range C4 to C6 Solid hardwood frame Laminated birch ply top and back 28″ tall, 10″ deep Weight: 2.5 pounds Hognose Accessories (gig bag, songsheets, strings, etc) still available here. There are numerous medieval … Continue reading Hognose Psaltery
Discontinued 2016 Produced from 2000 to 2016 2016 Pricing: Kit – $1849 Finished – $2995 (price did not include levers or a gig bag) Kit Assembly Instructions 34 Strings Range C2 to A6 Solid hardwood neck, pillar, frame, and base Aircraft birch ply soundboard 62″ tall, 29″ deep, 16″ wide Weight: 37 pounds (cherry) 43 … Continue reading Regency Harp
Discontinued 2016 Produced from 2013 to 2016 2016 Pricing: Kit – $449 Finished – $799 Kit Assembly Instructions 6 Strings Solid spruce soundboard Mahogany neck, sides, and back Double action truss rod 24-9/16″ scale length 38″ long, 14″ wide Weight: 4.5 pounds mp3 download
Discontinued 2014 Produced from 2001 to 2014 2014 Pricing: Kit – $399 Finished – $699 Kit Assembly Instructions 8 Strings – Tuning GDAE Solid mahogany soundboard Cherry neck, sides, and back Double action truss rod 25-1/2″ scale length 38″ long, 3″ deep, 14″ wide Weight: 3.5 pounds We still sell bluerpints and hardware for the … Continue reading Bouzouki
Discontinued August 2018 Produced from 1999 to 2013 2013 Pricing: Kit – $569 Finished – $899 Kit Assembly Instructions 22 Strings Range: G3 to G6 Walnut Neck and Pillar Solid walnut sides. Walnut ply back. Aircraft Birch Soundboard 37″ tall, 18″ deep, 10″ wide Weight: 11 pounds We still sell bluerpints and hardware for the … Continue reading Shepherd Lap Harp
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