John Kovac - Harpmaker
344 Cloud St
Front Royal, VA 22630
Click to play a short instructional video on the harp kit:
You'll need only a screwdriver to assemble it. No gluing, cutting, or drilling! About 5 hours total assembly time,
including stringing and tuning. Just sand, stain (if desired), apply easy wipe-on varnish (included with kit),
screw it together, string it up, tune, and play.
Paraguayan style harps have considerably less string tension than conventional harps and are therefore much easier
on the fingers. The strings are more tightly spaced - very nice for those without large hands. The harmonic
curve of the neck of a Paraguayan harp is rivaled only by that of a concert harp. Paraguayan harps are engineering
marvels - exceptionally lightweight, which produces a brilliant sound. The strings run throught the center of
the neck, and the tension of the strings actually holds the harp together. Like the Paraguayans, I strive to
make my harps as light as possible.
Quality select woods for a quality harp with a professional sound
Western red cedar sides, top, and bottom - the same wood used as soundboards in some quality classical guitars
Neck-Laminated Russian Birch Soundboard and Back - super thin 3/32" 5 ply birch from Finland -- the best there is -- optional solid quarter-sawn tight grain sitka spruce soundboard and back with rosewood string rib, add $500
Solid brass eyelets
36 precision geared tuning machines - no slipping, no tuning wrench
15 wrapped bass strings - 21 monofilament strings
55" high- weighs only about 12 pounds assembled
5 year guarantee!
Everything you need is included. Comes with step-by-step easy-to-follow video.
29 string Paraguayan Style Harp Kit
$525.00 + $25.00 Shipping and Handling Order Form
36 string Paraguayan Style Harp Kit
$725.00 + $25.00 Shipping and Handling Order Form
We also offer harp building seminars. All materials included
plus one-on-one instruction. Guaranteed completion before you leave. Call 540-635-2534 for information.