Over a year ago, I purchased a Stoney End Double Brittany harp, in-the-white. I was inspired to do so by Mae’s Double Strung harp saga, so thought I would come back and share my own progress as it’s finally almost done! It has taken me AGES to find the time and motivation to complete it, partly since it arrived about 9 weeks later than I was told it would, and my available time for projects last spring was well past by the time it came. I happened to unexpectedly find a great deal on a used wire harp right around that time, so it was a sudden embarrassment of riches in the harp department–I wasn’t without something new to take up my time and attention. Also, I hate sanding. Like, I really hate it. Why did I choose to do it myself, then? I really wanted to do some artwork on the harp and that, along with the price difference, made it worth it to me.
I’ll try to post a few pictures here, and probably write a few more of my thoughts about the whole process sometime soon. It’s been mostly a good experience, with a few minor frustrations along the way.
I wish I could hear Mae’s harp, especially since she did a modified string setup. I chose to stick with the standard g-g. I hope to get the rest of the strings on tomorrow. Then getting it to hold a tune will be another whole adventure in itself, I’m sure! 😉
Here’s the link to my photos!