Lever harps

Professional 36

Classic 40

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E31 portable electric harp

E36A lever harp

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Virtual Pedal Harp

ME36A lever harp

Historical harps

Wire strung harps

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Amplifying your harp

Kortier Harp Pickups

Woods used, construction methods


Here in my shop in Duluth, Minnesota, at the northern tip of Lake Superior, I handcraft reproductions of historical harps, particularly early Irish wire strung harps. I also build professional quality lever harps, electric harps in solid body or acoustic/electric style, and MIDI controller harps. My electronic components have been developed over a period of years and are specific to harps, to make possible the most exciting contemporary performance. I now have these components available for purchase in complete packages which you can install on your existing harp, or incorporate them into a new instrument of your own design. Or, ask me to build a harp for you and ship it to you anywhere in the world.

Please look at the pages detailing these various areas, and tell me how I can help you. I work alone, so most instruments are built as ordered. Please email me and I will let you know how long it will take and the total cost. In most instances, the process takes 6 to 8 weeks from receipt of your deposit, except for historical replicas.

If you have further questions, or feel that I can assist you in any way, please call or write.

David Kortier -- Harpmaker
1231 E. 9th Street * Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 727-9490 weekdays

Email : david@kortier.com

site updated February 23, 2014

Note- New generation of pickups! I am pleased to announce that I have developed a method of installing pickups (transducers) on a harp with no soldering involved in the installation. This is not a cheaper way for me, but it results in quicker, more reliable connections, a net gain in value. Due to the increased efficiency of installation, I can offer these pickups at the same price as the previous generation, which required formidable skill in soldering to install or repair.

At the same time, I have improved the design of the pickups themselves to be extremely well shielded against hum and interference, and they have a significantly wider range of response, a richer, fuller sound. I am now installing this system on all my electric and acoustic/electric harps, as well as the MIDI controller harps.

Because the pickups can be installed without specialized technical skill, I have put together packages of component parts for those who may wish to make installations themselves. If you are interested, click here.