Coat, assemble, string and regulate your own Harp·E!
If you enjoy making things, then this is not only a fun thing to do, but also a really great way to get to know and deeply bond with your instrument.
And of course it's an opportunity to customise your instrument. Apart from colour/finish/decals, some pioneers have already taken it further with for instance left-handed assembly, double stringing with 2 mirrored kits, or incorporating further electronics... We have a vibrant Facebook community group for Harp·E owners/builders to exchange ideas, tips, tricks, hacks etc.
Assembly can take between 30 minutes and a few hours, very much depending on your skill level and what tools you have. Stringing takes ± 1-2 hours. Tuning until stable takes a few minutes each time, once or twice a day for ± 10-15 days.
Although not needed, the process is swifter if you had some basic tools like an electric screwdriver + bits (3 and 4mm hex) at hand.
This package includes:
- complete (version 3) Harp·E kit with its stand, strings, internal electronics
- Battery for the internal electronics (pre-amp)
- Assembly and tuning keys
- Assembly and usage manuals (via QR)
- Access to the community group
For Harp•E DIY there is a regularly updated YouTube channel available with handy assembly videos.
Unlike the pre-assembled packages, this package does not include the Carrying bag / backpack nor the detachable strap nor the 2 strap-buckles to play in other positions (delta harp, guitar etc). You can add the bag and/or strap and 2 strap buckles to your order at no extra shipping cost, or order at a later point in time if you don't need those now.
Like the other packages, this package does not include external electronics like cables or effect pedals. We can help you choose ones suitable to your needs though.
NOTE: We cannot provide warranty for parts damaged during the DIY assembly process at home. We can provide spare parts however.
If you're not a DIY enthusiast, we'd recommend the String & Go package: fast-forward straight to the stringing part, at no extra cost (it includes bag and strap).
NOTE: The finish is fairly rough and the wood texture is visible through the coating (Blue Dolphin 2K Oil), we like it that way, but you can add a high-gloss finish yourself.
EU / mainland Europe: shipping is €15 and prices include VAT.
You'll received an order confirmation number after placing your order and a courier tracking number once your Harp-E is dispatched.
Global shipping: we ship worldwide! Import rules and fees vary per country. If at checkout there is no tax collected, then your country's customs might add this at the border.
The USA does not have any VAT, but some states have a local import duty added of between 0-5%.
Shipping globally is usually around $100 but prices vary per country.
For the UK the process is the same but cheaper shipping of around £25
Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Macau:
Please get your Harp-E from our local HK partner: www.harpchamber.com
or for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can ship anywhere. If your country is not on the list of shipping options, just drop us a line! and we'll arrange it for you.
Please note that we have just released the new version (version 3) and currently packages are built to order. We are a small team and we’re working through a list of back-orders. But we are working around the clock and you will get your Harp·E!
All parts and shipments are checked for quality and completeness and should reach you in good condition. We will aim to make right any shortcomings you might spot on arrival and help with any questions you might have.
The aim of this project is to be able to provide affordable quality harps to as many people as possible. We do ask you therefore to take a lenient and collaborative approach to returns and customer service as they significantly drive up costs for us and will reduce our capacity to keep the price down for future generations harpists.
We cannot offer warranty on parts damaged during the DIY assembly process.
All options are back in stock. Please allow us some building time as we are working through back-orders. Orders placed now we expect to be able to ship mid/end May.
Ordering now means you'll receive the brand new Harp·E version 3:
This new version has slightly wider feet for improved stability, an update to the levers which makes them quieter in operation and an update to the tuning pins for improved grip with a tuning key.
|Strings||24 Premium Salvi/ Aquila Corde/ Sipario SilkGut strings|
|Range||Optimal learning range: 5C-2E (or depending on naming convention- lowest string is C3 if you call "middle C" C4, aka lowest string is 130.81 Hz)|
|Adjustable height||3 heights: 87, 101 and 107 cm|
|Carrying dimensions||Only 7 cm deep, 87 cm long by 48 cm wide
The stand fully packs inside the frame
|Weight||Harp: 3.6 kg / 7.8 lbs (same as lightweight guitar!)
Stand: 1.2 kg / 2.6 lbs
|Levers||All levers C5-2E (see Range), unique patented lever system, ultra durable.|
|Electronics||Fully native all-string pick-up and built-in pre-amp, standard 9V battery, included in package|
|Volume||±75 dB acoustically, unlimited volume electronically (yeah!)|
|Materials||High grade Beech Plywood with Stainless steel & aluminum fasteners.
No flimsy plastic stuff!
The videos for assembling the Harp-E are detailed, the pieces fit well together, and customer support is excellent: (Should you run into trouble, don't hesitate to ask for help. And I would definitely recommend getting --or borrowing from your friend--a power screwdriver!) As warned, the strings did take awhile to settle in, and several of the strings on mine broke. However, generous lengths of string are provided, so I had plenty for replacing. The result is the best sounding small harp I have ever heard or played.
Thank you very much for your review! We're so happy to hear you found the videos useful and love the unique Harp-E sound, but are sorry you found aspects of the build difficult.
Stringing your own instrument is rewarding but can be challenging, so a member of our team will be reaching out to ensure we can further support your build!
I am so happy I got this harp. It was really easy to put together and once I hooked it up to the amp, I was blown away by the sound! I also got really good at tying stings (bonus skill!!!)
Thanks for your review Johanna. Happy to hear you like your Harp-E!