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Luchair and Seang String Specification


 

Strings are numbered from the treble (shortest end). 

 

String Specification

Alternate Nylon  String

1 A

Savarez HPK 45

.022 Nylon

2 G

Savarez HPK 45

.022 Nylon

3 F

Savarez HPK 47B

.022 Nylon

4 E

Savarez HPK 47

.022 Nylon

5 D

Savarez HPK 52

.022 Nylon

6 C

Savarez HPK 55R

.022 Nylon

7 B

Savarez HPK 55

.022 Nylon

8 A

Savarez HPK 57

.025 Nylon

9 G

Savarez HPK 62

.025 Nylon

10 F

Savarez HPK 66B

.028 Nylon

11 E

Savarez HPK 66

.028 Nylon

12 D

Savarez HPK 69

.028 Nylon

13 C

Savarez HPK 74R

.028 Nylon

14 B

Savarez HPK 77

.032 Nylon

15 A

Savarez HPK 81

.032 Nylon

16 G

Savarez HPK 86

.036 Nylon

17 F

Savarez HPK 91B

.036 Nylon

18 E

Savarez HPK 91

.036 Nylon

19 D

Savarez HPK 95

.040 Nylon

20 C

Savarez HPK 101r

.040 Nylon

21 B

Savarez HPK 105

.045 Nylon

22 A

Savarez HPK 108

.045 Nylon

23 G

Savarez HPK 121

.050 Nylon

24 F

Savarez HPK 127B

.050 Nylon

25 E

Savarez HPK 140

.055 Nylon

26 D

Savarez HPK 150

055 Nylon

27 C

.018/2/.008 SFB, 32.5" long

 

28 B

.018/2/.008 SFB, 33.9" long

 

29 A

.018/4/.008 SFB, 35.2" long

 

30 G

.020/6/.008 SFB, 36.4" long

 

31 F

.020/5/.010 SFB, 37.7" long

 

32 E

.020/6/.010 SFB, 39.0" long

 

33 D

.022/5/.012 SFB, 40.3" long

 

34 C

.024/8/.012 SFB, 41.6" long

 

 

The Seang is four strings smaller than the Luchair so its bottom bass string is 30G. 

 

There are a few Luchair and Seang harps that were strung in monofilament nylon for strings 1-26.  The third column gives the specifications for these strings.  If your harp is strung with Savarez fluorocarbon strings, you may also use the cheaper nylon strings as emergency backups. 

 

You order the Savarez strings (1-26) from International Music Service.  The Bass wires (27-34) can be ordered from North Shore Strings.

 

The Bass wires (#27 C to #34 C) are composite strings.  They are made with a Steel core, with a fiber bed and bronze or copper overwrap (Steel, Fiber, Copper = SFB).   The string maker also needs to know the length.  When ordering these strings, you can simply provide the string maker with a link to this page, specifying the strings you need.

 

 

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