Updated December, 2012
Wood for Harp Guitars
I've been searching for wood almost since I started this site. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that a "board in the hand is worth about 50 in the bush." Supplies are dwindling in many areas, but there is still a lot of great wood out there. Getting people to save or cut it for harp guitar sets is another matter. It will never remotely be a money maker for me. I just saw a need for getting a pipeline going from stockpile to builder - both professionals and the dozens of first time or casual builders I am routinely contacted by. I've found a need to supply a couple builders for my own projects as well, so this inventory was born from that. (Note that etiquette requires clients to ask a prospective luthier before considering supplying their own wood. It is not typically done). My goal is for this to be a consignment area for large or small suppliers - or any individual who wants to help the harp guitar community gain access to a constant supply of a variety of useful, and even special, material.
- Gregg Miner, "the harp guitar pope"
Back & Sides
First up are 3 types of B&S supplied by Kerry Char. Kerry is not a wood supplier, but an expert builder and restorer. He is one of the very few to answer the call to help obtain and provide wood in the correct size for Dyer (or other) harp guitars. Having built Dyer copies, Kerry knows exactly how to utilize and cut planks to optimize material for harp guitars. Some are cut utilizing his ingenious "L" pattern, which can often yield 2 sets where others would only find one. A nice bookmatch is always maintained. All this wood is dry and ready to build, thicknessed and sanded to ~ 3/16". Pictured sets are in hand (shipped from 91367); additional similar sets can be shipped from 92503.
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