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Harp Soundboards: Plywood vs Solid Wood

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Four of Jerry Brown’s book on harp making, Folk Harp Design and Construction. The entire 150-page manual is in print in a 3-ring binder or as a downloadable PDF file.    The Great Plywood Debate: Laminated -vs- Solid Soundboards   There has been rather heated discussion over the years … Continue reading Harp Soundboards: Plywood vs Solid Wood

Sizing Up a Harp

Jerry Brown interviews harp maker Glen Cuthbertson about his background as a piano technician and how that has influenced his harp-making philosophy. Pictures and a sound sample can be found at the end of the article.  Jerry Brown: I’ve not thought about this before meeting you, but it seems to me that most folk-harp makers … Continue reading Sizing Up a Harp

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