I’m new to this forum and very new to harp.
From the time I was young, I remember my mother playing her harp and singing. My sister and I would dance around the living room or in the yard while she played.
My mother passed, and her harp needs to be restrung. She has a Webster McFall, a stunningly beautiful harp. I am looking to figure out what strings I should put on it to help maintain it. I do plan on playing, but I am not able to do so right now.
Thank you for your help!
One sure way is to contact the builder. William Webster, Warren, MI, (313) 570-8385. Or that is the number I could find. Have the serial number handy. Or Michigan Harp Center. Someone here might have a string chart also.
Last, if you haven’t done it before, for heaven’s sake have a technician do it or teach you. There will be a lot of tuning required to stretch the strings in.
Frankly, if they are not broken, and you won’t be playing, I wouldn’t string until a month or two before you start. Just keep it in reasonable time.
Thank you Charles-nix for your response. Yes, many strings are broken. Mr. Webster and I have been playing phone tag for months; I had checked with the MI harp center also, and they gave me Mr.Webster’s email address. I am just feeling a time pressure and wanted to see if anyone with a Webster McFall might offer some advice. Thank you again for your response.
I suggest you contact one of these string makers: Robinson’s Harp Shop or Markwood Heavenly Strings. They both keep a huge catalogue of different model specs and it might be faster than playing phone tag with a maker. Especially since many harp makers do not make their own strings in the fist place, haha.
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