Wind harps how to do

It is not so important that you stick to the exact measurements. Whether the harp is 80 cm or 85 cm long changes the pitch a little, but nothing in terms of functionality

The choice of wood also has only a weak effect on the sound. You can use fine solid wood or inexpensive plywood


Attaching the tuning pegs is not that easy. It must be possible to turn the peg with the tuning key without great effort, on the other hand it must not be too easy, because otherwise it will not keep the string properly under tension. It is advisable to practice turning the tuning pegs on an old board beforehand. If you make the bores too big so that the tuning pegs cannot get a hold, you've messed up your harp and the work was in vain!

The bars must be nicely rounded at the top. So if you are using a hard wood you will have to sand it properly. If the bridge isn't sanded nicely round, the string will purr and the harp will sound bad. In contrast to the choice of wood, the nature of the bridge has a strong influence on the sound. The following applies to all work with the bridges: care, accuracy, effort

Regardless of the scope for dimensions: the soundboard and soundboard must be made of the thinnest possible wood so that the vibrations of the strings are well amplified. 6mm is okay, 4mm is better