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.
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.