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Kortier Harp Pickups
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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.
Kortier -- Harpmaker
1231 E. 9th Street * Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 727-9490 weekdays
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
site updated February
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,