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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, and electric harps
in solid body or acoustic/electric style. My pickups 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 pickups 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 April
New generation of pickups! I am pleased to announce that my pickups (transducers)
are easier than ever to install on a harp. The ultra miniature
coaxial connectors simply snap together and provide reliable
hum free connections throughout the entire system.
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. You will
get a richer, fuller sound than you ever expected from your harp.
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,