devices for securing a lap harp

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    HBrock25 on #159348

    Hi everyone!

    Sherj DeSantis on #159349

    Hi Anne,

    Karen Johns on #159350

    I have a leather guitar strap fastened to my lap harp. I have it tied at the top of the neck where it connects to the soundbox, and at the bottom of the pillar. If you have enough room in these two areas this should work.


    Tacye on #159351

    I play my Eve by crossing my ankles and tucking my feet slightly under the seat. I rest the Eve on my calves and grip slightly with my knees.

    Leigh Griffith on #159352

    Hi Anne,

    What I do with my Eve doesn’t sound very elegant, and may only work

    unknown-user on #159353

    This sounds like an interesting solution. Do you stand and play, or does it just help when sitting? I would like to do this, but I am worried about damaging the column attachments if they must support the weight of the harp.

    Audrey Nickel on #159354

    I do something similar for my small wire harp.

    Liam M on #159355

    It’s really rather simple. No hardware, just soft leather straps at the neck and the base of the column. Toggles are the “Monkey Fist” knot on the end of a herringbone weave for comfort and webbing with harder leather buckles. It keeps her nestled in and holding position. Works well standing and seated. I estimate my cost was under $20.00US

    michael-rockowitz on #159356

    Thanks for all the pictures – its very easy to see what you did.

    Liam M on #159357

    As always you are more than welcome, Michael. And good to talk with you, I hope all is well. I had given this forum a sabbatical after becoming somewhat frustrated with offensive behavior. But had returned to drop in, saw this thread and thought I might have a solution for Anne.

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