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Knee Bone Modification for Lap Harps

Here is an interesting modification made by John LaTorre. When using “Knee Bones” on my Shepherd harp, I noticed that there was a problem with the way the harp was balanced. When the harp was resting on my legs, the center of gravity was so far forward that the harp wanted to pitch forward and … Continue reading Knee Bone Modification for Lap Harps

Harp Desk: Product Design Update

June 2016 We’ve redesigned out harp desk bracket. Our old style bracket used a single wedge.  This worked great but we had to make several different size brackets to accommodate different harp models.  Our new harp bracket uses two wedges.  This allows the harp bracket to fit a pillar anywhere between 1″ and 2-1/4″ thick. … Continue reading Harp Desk: Product Design Update

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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