Sligo Harps

Custom Harp Building

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A Raven 36 in Wenge with a curly maple Soundboard.

In addition to the standard models, I build custom harps for players that have a very specific idea of what they want - and can’t find in the marketplace.  Custom building allows the player to specify the sound, tension, spacing, range, style and levers you want.  The downside is the wait – my current waiting list for custom harps is about eight months. 

If you are interested in a custom harp, Write to have me add you to the waiting list.   When your name comes up, I will contact you and we will work out the specifics you would like on your harp.  Then you make a deposit for the half the materials.  It takes me about 10 weeks to complete a fancy five octave stave back harp.

That five octave round back with fancy trimmings and full levers and fluorocarbon strings will cost about $5,500.  A simpler 32 string square back may be as low as $4,400.  I will happily provide a cost estimate when I put you on the waiting list, and then a firm quote when I take your deposit. 


Below are some examples of my work – 

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Sligo Harps - - Evenings: 301/593-6954 - Silver Spring, MD

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