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Luchair and Seang String Specification
Strings are numbered from the treble (shortest end). Unfortunately, around 2017 Savarez started shipping HPK strings that are much weaker. After many appeals and follow ups, Savarez has steadfastly refused to do anything to remediate this. I can no longer recommend them for gauges under 0.75mm, they just break too often. There is no difference in sound (to my ear) for strings 1A to 8A. Nylon is much much cheaper, breaks less often. The Nylon strings from 9G to 13C sound a little less bright than Savarez HPK they replace.
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 (14-26) from Vanderbilt. Strings 1-13 as well as 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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