Small Lap Harp

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Project by amagineer posted 04-17-2011 01:56 PM 6669 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Small Lap harp is made from Rock Maple and Anigre sides with Bubinga sandwiched between. The sting bridge is yellowheart.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 02:02 PM

That harp is beautiful. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 04-17-2011 09:19 PM

Beautiful mini version of its big brother harp well done. I would like to know if there is certain size that one must have for each string and also what string are used for each of the 15 string. I have a young nephew who tries to extract a tune from each thing he is able to het his hands, from air drums to cereal carton and would like to try make one of these to play. rgds. Lucio

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#3 posted 04-17-2011 10:17 PM

beautiful—and I love the dragonfly (?) in the centre. A very special touch.

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#4 posted 04-17-2011 10:53 PM

Here is a common string configuration.
String 1: 0.028 inches (0.711mm),
Strings 2-4: 0.024 inches (0.609mm),
Strings 5-7: 0.017 inches (0.432mm),
Strings 8-10: 0.014 inches (0.355mm),
Strings 11-13: 0.012 inches (0.305mm),
Strings 14-15: 0.010 inches (0.254mm),
Key of D
Tuning from longest to shortest: D E F# G A B C# D E F# G A B C# D E
You should use guitar wire. I tried using stainless steel wire, but it just breaks upon tension. Also, try to look for tonewoods for the top and bottom, it will help in what type of sound the harp makes. Thanks Don

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