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Musicmakers Testimonials

Harp string Analysis Spreadsheet
Harriet
08/03/2018
I downloaded the Harp String Analysis Sheet for free. It was a great help! I couldn’t have done it without this sheet! Excellent!
Always Helpful
Antonio Scuderi
07/15/2018
Over the years I have bought two assembled instruments, as well as tuning pins, tuning keys, and strings that I use to build my own simple instruments. The folks at Mm are always helpful and will even offer advice.
My experience
J Durgan
07/12/2018
The harp kit I ordered arrived in perfect condition. There were no missing parts. I read the assembly instructions twice, and started assembly. The instructions are very well written. The precut parts fit very well with minimum adjustment. The inlay banding and rosettes went on the harp body with no problems. The two questions I had were answered over the phone. So far assembly is complete and I am ready for finishing. The quality of the wood supplied is first rate. Altold this has been a great project.
answers
CC
07/09/2018
So quick to answer, thanks!
Super
Karen aakre
07/06/2018
I have gotten several kits over the years and they are great quality instructions easy to understand
Plan delivery great - easy to see and use
Bugman
07/03/2018
Ordered the 'electric dulcimer plans - glad to have the detail that is in them. This will be my first instrument with an electronic pickup, and I am sure the plans will be helpful. Appreciate having free plans to try out.
Thumb piano kit
Catherine Chapman
07/02/2018
I recently purchased the thumb piano kit and had a great time building it. All directions were very clear and the parts fit very well. I am now playing a beautiful little thumb piano and enjoying it tremendously.
I'm satisfied
Francesco Mazzola
06/15/2018
Now I'm studying "Folk Harp Design and Construction (PDF Version)", it's well done, and well written: I do not know English well, but I can understand it anyway, thanks
Pleasant Experience
Joe
06/09/2018
I recently purchased a number of items (strings, zither pins, etc.) from Music Makers for the first time. The online catalog was easy to navigate, checkout was easy, and the items arrived earlier than expected. What more could one ask for? I will definitely purchase from them again.
Mr
Lawrie Feely
06/03/2018
Thanks for the prompt service, my purchase arrived in perfect condition 7 days after ordering. To New Zealand..
Happy experience
Frances Tolman
05/21/2018
Musicmakers made my shopping experience with them great. They were easy to get in touch with, great to work with, and hands on problem solvers. I recommend highly the company, the people, and their beautiful musical instruments.
A real asset. Would definitely use again.
Christopher Hogan
05/09/2018
I have a very small Oscar Schmidt student autoharp from the 1980s. I bought it up in a thrift shop, with one broken string, figuring it would be a shame if it ended up in the trash due to that small flaw. Oscar Schmidt doesn't sell strings for this any more. So I was looking at spending $35 to buy a caliper, that I would then use exactly once -- to measure the gauge of the string, so that I could then buy a $2 replacement. But Musicmakers came to the rescue. Their chart showing string pitch as a function of length and gauge allowed me to determine the gauge I needed. Bought what the chart said to buy. The string showed up a couple of days later, worked perfectly, and now this little autoharp is fully functional. If I ever need autoharp strings again, I'll be coming back here
Musicmakers is the best!
Amelia Gerlach
05/06/2018
From their harps to their accessories, they sell such great products, and it's all done with excellent customer service and care. Great people!
Rosin
Marlena Wood
04/29/2018
Works well and thanks for everything
Harp stringing plan is really useful, thanks
Steph
04/29/2018
I'm fixing up instruments for my harp pupils, learning as I go. This automated excel sheet makes that job so much quicker. Thanks very much!
thanks for the free plans
armand matheussen
04/16/2018
I'm a luthier and its always interesting to see how other lutiers make their instruments . I helps to improve my skills. Thanks.
Purchased Psalmodikan
L. Miller
04/04/2018
Purchased for my wife of 75 yrs of age, who was determined to build and play it. Received in 3 days, built and finished in 4 days, learning to play it almost daily. Tutored her through the build and finish, but your instructions made it easy for her. She completed 90% of the work with my 10% being mostly the coach. This gal is a crafter and is proud of her instrument. Second kit from Musicmakers and very pleased with them. First was a Mtn. Dulcimer about 25 years ago, still played now by one of my Grandchildren.
suitcase bass
ken
04/03/2018
thank you very much for the free download for the suitcase bass. I am 70 yrs old and a hobby luthier. I will enjoy building this bass. Thank you
Mr
David Fischer
03/30/2018
Love the free plan of electric dulcimer, it is very much appreciated....thankyou
Free Plans
Marc Smith
03/07/2018
It is extremely generous of Music Makers to offer free plans for some of their former creations. As a musical instrument building hobbyist I enjoy looking at plans of musical instruments, even though I may never build it. Than you, Music Makers, for keeping these creations alive!
Quality stuff & highly efficient operations
Chris Clark
02/25/2018
Downloaded the plans for mandolins. Helps if you have some prior construction experience, but the plans are clear & understandable.
Guitar and Mando Plans
Jim Wilson
02/21/2018
The plans are extremely well done and a joy to work with. It's exciting to build a MusicMakers project!
Hog Nose Psaltery
Cindy Heagy
02/05/2018
I absolutely love this hog nose psaltery.......it has a soothing sound, easy to manage, light weight, which is good for someone my age, and it is peaceful. Very fast response, and it arrived in one piece. Well packaged. Thank you very much. I will play it more often than my older bowed psaltery.
Two thumbs up !
Tim
01/30/2018
I have built a number of kits as well have ordered blueprints from these people and everything has always been 100% , I really cant tell a person how great they are - you have to experience this for yourself.
The Mt Dulcimer kit
Garry Niemic
01/18/2018
It was a great kit. Went together like a dream. Has a wonderful sound.
Quick shipping and excellent products
Jason
01/14/2018
The parts I needed arrived the day after purchase. Everything looked and worked great. I appreciate the quick service provided.
Building harps
Fritz Roney
01/12/2018
I have built 2 harps so far. A Studio from plans and hardware kit, did my own wood work. A Gothic, from a full kit. Full leavers on each. Both turned-out outstanding. The help and service I received from Musicmakers was first class, Cody and Matt were great. I have since sold the Studio harp, my wife plays the Gothic every Sunday in church. I am going to start a 10 string lyre from a full kit. good work Guys.
Always there for whatever I need.
Tom Bishop
01/11/2018
I was given the gift of the dulcimer blueprints around 20 years ago. After learning how to play, it has been such a joy and a huge part of my life. I have built a couple dozen bowed psalteries for gifs. Most recently, my mother-in-law gave my wife her great grandmothers zither. It was missing many strings. Your website made it very easy to figure out what strings I needed. After avery short wait, the strings arrived and my wife is now playing that beautiful instrument. Thank you for being there and always having exactly what I need.
A Strumbly Fans Kudos
Sue Macias
12/26/2017
The first string instrument I ever made was a Strumbly from Musicmakers kits. It was fun to do because the instructions are excellent, and the kit is designed to use just a few tools most of us have in the toolbox. If drilling holes is required, they supplied the proper drill bit in the kit. So novice me built a musical instrument. It’s played like an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, and they also supplied a few tunes, and free downloads . They also sell a book of tunes for the instrument. I still love it, and I built it myself. I’ve since built more of their kits, and now I build some folk instruments from scratch using techniques I learned from building the Musicmakers kits. Musicmakers is also a pleasure to do business with. They are very helpful if you have questions or quibbles, puzzles or problems. I still buy parts and accessories from them even when not building one of their kits. One of these days I’ll try a guitar or a mandolin. I’m a fan and have been for a number of years now.
Best source for harp plans and supplies
Stephen
12/21/2017
Have been making harps from Musicmaker's plans for nearly 10 years and really appreciate the quality of the materials, the plans and the support when it is needed. You simply can't go wrong here.
HAPPY!
Toney Gausewitz
12/18/2017
Wonderful to do business with! I'm a fan!!!!
Happy in Montana
Cherie Crain
12/09/2017
After searching various web sites regarding a hognose psaltery/harp, I finally chose the Musicmakers item. The psaltery made it through our blizzard, a day later than expected, but arrived in good shape. Thanks for the good packaging. The tone is beautiful as well as the product itself.
Kenneth R. Willits Jr.
Kenneth R Willits Jr
12/06/2017
My father started purchasing Harp plans and accessories from Musicmakers back in the late 1980's when he retired. Building Harps and Dulcimers and Electric guitars were his passion. He introduced me to woodworking when I was seven or eight but I did not have the patience for it until I reached my late forties. Now, I can't pass a piece of scrap hardwood or quarter sawn conifer without thinking about its potential. I have relied on Musicmakers for plans and hardware. The service is great
awesome service!
joe munoz
12/05/2017
you guys have great quality instruments,I love my lyre Davidic harp
plans and supplies
Jerry Kopinski
11/27/2017
Great service, and help.
Amazing company!
Toney Gausewitz
11/20/2017
Website easy to navigate and information-rich. Order arrived faster than expected, and all was correct! Will definitely do business with Musicmakers again!
Strumbly and Ren Guitar
John Atkins
11/13/2017
My first kit was the Ren Guitar. My second kit was the strumbly. Both were fun to build, easy to follow the directions, and quality.
Always perfect
Bob the French
11/12/2017
The place to go for smart ideas and excellent products.
Harp Ligts
Rosemarie Fortney
11/10/2017
Love MusicMakers - my "go to" place for making harp dreams come true. Trusted product quality. Lights help my eyes greatly; folks compliment about them all the time! Thanks -Rose
Great!
Donell
10/27/2017
Thank you. The product is very nice. It came promptly.
Great service
Ross
10/21/2017
I have made several kits from MusicMakers, starting with a gothic harp 20 years ago. The service is faultless. There was a problem with my harp but they supplied a replacement part free of charge (I paid postage). The detailed instructions are fantastic and I really appreciate the prompt reply when I email questions. I highly recommend MusicMakers for quality kits that become beautiful instruments that are very musical. I'm still playing my harp and it still sounds fantastic. As testament to my high opinion of this company I have ordered and made 5 other kits in the past and about to order more. Thanks to everyone at MusicMakers for providing great service in an age where it is becoming increasingly difficult to find.
Prompt
Ben Emerson
10/07/2017
I was impressed at the prompt delivery. Great place to do business.
Quick response to Australian Customer
Lyn Johnson
10/03/2017
My second experience has been as good as the first. rapid response and accurate supply of quality goods. International postage is sadly a bit expensive.
Business with Musicmakers
Glenn
10/03/2017
You guys always take good care of me.
Rosettes
Susan
09/25/2017
Arrived in perfect condition. Excellent craftsmanship.
Great outfit to deal with.
Pat Reilly
08/25/2017
I have been dealing with Musicmakers for a number of years now and they have always been great to deal with and fast in their responses and shipping of the items. I have built the Belle harp and my wife loves the sound and the finish of this instrument. I have a mandolin kit to assemble next.
Quick response & delivery
Denny Warner
08/11/2017
I have had 3 orders sent to me in Australia ...all arrived within 8 days...well done mates.
Consistently helpful
Phyllis Warden
07/30/2017
I built my Belle harp in late April 2017 and have ordered strings on two separate occasions since then. Everything comes very quickly--your turnaround time is impressive! Also, I needed some questions answered. I had no trouble at all getting through to Jake. Very satisfying. Thank you, Musicmakers!
Excellent Product Description
Bob Lawson
07/18/2017
Recently purchased a guitar from them. The guitar arrived earlier than expected. It was just as described, no surprises. I would recommend them to anyone who buys over the internet.
Excellent Communication
Marcelaine Lewis
06/22/2017
I am thankful for the excellent communication and responses to my questions.
blueprints and instrument hardware
Walter spencer
06/14/2017
Over the years I have built a harp, bowed psaltry, and two 17/16 hammered dulcimers all from Musicmakers blueprints. I cant say enough about the quality of the prints and instructions.When I had any questions help was only an email away. Matt has been very helpful and and answered all of my questions. The quality of the hardware and the speed of shipping was outstanding. I will continue to order from you and highly recommend you to anyone else that is looking for plans, parts or kits. I dont think you can be beat for your products and service. Thanks again.
Excellent Service
Edward Lyrene
06/08/2017
I want to thank both Jerry and Matt for their assistance in placing an order recently. It was a very small order totaling less than $1, but they treated my request as if it were just as important as if I were ordering one of their instrument kits. In addition, Jerry took the time to answer a few questions that I had about a harp (not even a Music Makers!) that I recently bought with no string chart included and several broken strings. He helped point me in the right direction late on a Friday afternoon just before closing time. Thank you to Jerry, Jake, and Matt. I'll continue doing business with you and you have a big fan in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina!