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      Jolie Harp KIT



      Jolie Harp Kit

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      This DIY Harp kit is accessible to even novice woodworkers. Our precut harp kit includes all wood parts, strings, hardware, tuning wrench, and detailed step-by-step instructions. The neck is already pre-drilled for tuning pins, and all parts are carefully pre-fitted at the factory, so it should only require about 20-30 hours to finish this kit.

      You'll spend most of your time assembling the body of the harp. Use an electric sander for tapering some edges and rounding over others. An electric hand drill will be useful for installing screws and drilling string holes in the soundboard. Our bolt together neck/pillar system makes assembling that joint a snap.

      What's Included:

      Stephanie Claussen demonstrates the Jolie harp

      Jolie Harp Kit - Key Specs

      Strings 33
      Range C2 to G6 (String Chart)
      Weight 20 pounds
      String Spacing Concert Medium
      String Tension High
      Size 52" tall, 24" deep, 14" wide
      Harp Wheels Size Small
      Soundboard Aircraft Birch
      Body, Neck, Pillar Cherry
      Warranty Musicmakers Warranty
      Jolie Harp kit specs

      Wonderful kit - beautiful harp!
      My husband and I built this harp about a year ago. The instructions were clear, and by watching the Musicmakers videos, we had no trouble completing this project. After playing it, I was really impressed by the sound as well as the ease of certain techniques like harmonics and crisp grace notes. Great experience building this harp! You can hear it here:
      Linda Browning
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      What a GREAT harp kit!
      I've built several kits from Musicmakers and all have been great. I recently built the Jolie and am very impressed with it. The kit is very well made with great instructions. It was a breeze to assemble. It is all finished and ready for the Camac sharping lever (on order). The finished harp is remarkably light weight with a HUGE full sound. The proportions are perfect and size is just right. I may build a very low table/stand for it after I have played it for a while. FIVE STARS!
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      Delivered and unboxed - A Dream Starts Here
      Where do I begin? Pre-order conversations with Matt, ordering sequence, email notifications keeping me in the loop of progress then shipping - all were exceptional! One could base a customer service how-to on Matt and his team! Then, the delivery - again sending me tracking notices all the way to the door! And delivered in perfect condition. Unboxing was exciting. The Jolie harp was well protected inside the box. Everything was so nicely packaged and protected, so I just worked my way through the contents list and checked off my unpacking right next to their packing checks! The quality of workmanship is beautiful. I cannot wait to get started on prep and assembly!
      Marcia G, Lisle IL
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      beautiful harp!
      This project was such a joy to build, came with super clear instructions, and turned out beautifully! It has plenty of reinforcement making it feel very sturdy and secure. The sound especially is very warm and lovely. MusicMakers has amazing customer support and was quick to answer any questions I had about shipping and assembly. I am super happy with this product and highly recommend for those looking for a beautiful harp and are willing to put in the work :).
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      Jolie Harp Kit
      I ordered this harp kit from Azerbaijan, and it arrived safely. Recently we finished assembling it. Instruction guide and video that we found on musicmakers youtube channel helped a lot. It wasn't the easiest thing, but after finishing all the work and playing it my jaw dropped :D I didn't expect it to sound so beautiful, the sound is warm but not muddy, and it has amazing resonance! This is my first harp, and i needed it to be not expensive but good quality, and Jolie harp is above my expectations. Musicmakers, thank you so much for this harp, for safe shipping, and for answering all my question.
      Gunel Culfayeva
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      Meet Phineas
      This is my second floor harp built with resources from Music Makers. I enjoy my Voyageur but as I grow old and feeble the moving around of the harp gets more difficult. I read that the Jolie was almost a full stone lighter than "Lurch" and it had a lucky feature which would allow for the installation of a figurehead. The front of the pillar is flat! What luck. I had to have it. What? A 15% sale at the same time I was shopping? I spent the savings on those really nice cam lock sharping levers. Instructions are clear and detailed. I got luckier with this one and received some nicely figured boards. It was suggested to spend an extra week sanding and so I went for two and worked the surfaces all the way down to 320 grit paper. Like a mirror, this harp lights up a room. The sharping levers added a few pounds to the finished instrument but the reduction in girth and overall size makes it a breeze to move from home to gig. A different review described the sound as crisp and sharp. I agree. It is a pleasure to play and see. He has a face now.
      William Blair
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      I went slow, read directions multiple times and watched videos. Videos are excellent, quick and to the point. When I was in doubt I found the people at Musicmakers to be kind and helpful in answering my questions. I am not a woodworker and do not have a workshop full of tools but that was not a problem. Building it was absolute fun! The harp sounds lovely with a bright resonant tone. I am over the moon pleased with my harp!
      5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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      Lovely Harp!!
      My husband started building my Jolie harp in February, the only difficult part was the high gloss finish I wanted. The kit was easy to purchase, and arrived safely. Customer service let me customize the wood choice so I could dye it blue, and they willingly sent me a small piece of wood to glue to the shoulder to make it fit better ( the pieces were cut separately from other kits since I got maple and not cherry). It is so lovely. I have been playing it for 5 months now, and it sounds better ( it was amazing from day one) as it sits, and the strings need less tuning. I am writing this review because I just tested two, much more expensive harps, and I like mine WAY better! The sound of the Jolie is more my style, I like bright tones in a celtic harp. It also has more resonance, the sound is bolder, and more consuming. I don't know how else to describe my love for the Jolie harp! I adore it. Aesthetically it is also better looking than most harps of a similar price range. Also, thank you to the designers and manufacturers, it really has blessed my life, and I want you to know your talents are appreciated. Thank you so much for sharing them!
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      Very pleased with my Jolie harp!
      By going slow and watching the videos/reading the directions for each step until I was 100% sure what to do, I have a harp that I am very proud of and that sounds beautiful. Thank you for making this project accessible for even non-woodworkers like myself!
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      5 of 5 customers found this helpful.
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      Great kit
      I purchased my kit in March 2020 and just got around to finishing it Monday (a total of around 4 months working at a very relaxed pace on every other weekend or so). This was my first music kit project, but I had some woodworking knowledge going in (as well as tools) that were very helpful, and I imagine it might be difficult to complete for total beginners with no tools on hand. In addition to what was provided in the kit, I used about the following, to give an idea of what you might want to have on hand before doing this project: - plane or chisel (for shaping the soundchamber) - no-kerf saw (for sawing off excess at various steps) - belt sander (for adjusting miters on trim and shaping the top block) - handheld belt sander (for fitting the top block to the neck installation) - snips (for cutting strings to length after installation) - lots of sandpaper from 80 to 240 grit - and of course a drill and wood glue. One or both of the belt sanders could be replaced by sufficient time and elbow grease, of course. The instructions also suggest an orbital sander to put a radius on the corners of the soundchamber at the end, although I found that doing this by hand at a light grit was sufficient. One difficult point is in the installation of the tuning pins in the neck after the rest of the harp is together--for this a hand drill is suggested; I tried it with a power drill and destroyed the brass driver (as expected), but was able to install the pins anyway using a tuning wrench and the microthreads. This takes a while (and you have to be careful to not let it heat up too much). I think a hand drill is needed for this step. Also, a Brad point 3/8" bit is ideal for the fitting of the neck/pillar construction to the soundchamber. The pieces of the kit fit very well together, and I can confirm that the owner is indeed very responsive to questions--MusicMakers is excellent in this regard. With the additional tools listed above, the kit is a breeze to assemble, and the instructions are mostly clear and easy to follow. I finished my harp with two coats of Lee Valley's polymerized Tung oil and two coats of beeswax, polishing with #0000 steel wool in between, and am very happy with the finish. The harp sounds and looks lovely when the time is taken to assemble it properly. Now it's time to learn how to play the thing.
      Spencer Whitehead
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      Jolie 33 string harpkit
      Shipping arrived with an additional $225 custom fees to Canada. The kit is well made. Just to see....within 15 mins, I was able to assemble the sound box with masking tape (that was easy!). But actual assemble and finishing needs time for glue to dry, sanding and varnishing, drying/curing, good to take a few days. I engraved the pillar with designs and the sound board. After staining the wood and finishing it, then I threaded the zither pins to 5/8". This took a lot of time and hurts your hand turning. Only then I assembled the neck to the sound box. Support were good & answers provided to questions (Do not glue neck to box, just simply sit it on the dowel). After neck done, then I strung the strings starting from string #33 in descending order, winding 3-4 times around the tuning pin while ensuring the end string got pinched inbetween tightly The Jolie Harp looks pretty and the sound after tuning for 3-4 days is beautiful. My daughter is enjoying playing the Harp. Occasionally, there's sweet music in the air to the gloomy atmosphere around the world as we all go through pandemic Covid-19. Thanks and take care all!
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      fantastic harp
      After watching my brother learn and play harp for a couple of years I got jealous and decided that I needed a harp too. I hemmed and hawed over the music makers kits for a few months and then sprang for the Jollie kit. Came in a reasonable amount of time and the instructions and resources were completely adequate. I do agree that just about anyone with some patience can put this kit together with a few tools and a small space to work. The parts fit quite well and needed minimal modification. I had one or two questions during the process that were answered over the phone by the owner himself. I ended up having to by a new low C string as I cut it kind of close and then it started to unravel as I tightened it. If you have some patience and are dedicated to seeing the project through I believe you will end up with a very nice harp. After I finished it, my brother came over to check it out. He loved the tone and the way it played. Within minutes he was asking how much the kit was and where I had purchased it. This really is a gem of a company. Can't wait to buy and build future kits.
      Jonathan Lubeck
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      13 of 13 customers found this helpful.
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      Excellent Kit
      I managed to make the Jolie Harp without any kind of workshop (as I don't have one). I am thrilled. I really enjoyed the process of construction, and I came to discover that I really enjoyed hand sanding and feeling the finish of the wood with my fingers. I got to play it yesterday for the first time and am extremely pleased. The sound is bright and yet resonant. I made this harp, as my way of helping a woman, who wants to undertake music therapy, and this was the most cost-effective option that I could find. I think this harp is superb and will do the job beautifully. I may want to do this again sometime in the future.
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