Paraguayan Harp Kit John Kovac - Harpmaker
148 High Spruce Road
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-2534

Paraguayan Harp 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
  • Pillar-select cherry
  • 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.