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Thread #89374   Message #1686410
Posted By: JohnB
06-Mar-06 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Making an angel harp
Subject: RE: Making an angel harp
I have an old autoharp, with no chord bars on which I bought at a garage sale for 2$ (Canadian dollars even). This would be a good use for it, I don't see me ever getting around to making a set of chord bars.
So what about stringing and tuning? The pictures on the web site mentioned show groups of thick strings going down to groups of thinner strings. So how would you tune the strings, to the same notes in groupings, different notes sounds really messy. Or seeing as it is an Angel Harp, would you just wing it?
If you don't want to take the pegs out to paint, plastic drinking straws of a suitable diameter may work and be easier than that North American "Scotch" tape stuff.