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Woodie49
04-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Does anyone know where I can get plans for a Harp Ukulele ?
Thanks,

sequoia
04-19-2017, 05:18 PM
I think Pete Howlett has plans to sell. Or he used too. You might want to contact him directly.

Woodie49
04-20-2017, 05:12 AM
I think Pete Howlett has plans to sell. Or he used too. You might want to contact him directly.

He doesn't sell then any more.

Andyk
04-20-2017, 09:42 AM
I also tried to find someone willing to sell me Harp uke plans a while ago and drew a blank pretty quickly.

The only commercially available solution was templates from http://www.waldronmusic.com/productlist.php?type=&model=Harp+Ukulele&cat=32 but cost of import and general laziness resulted in me shelving the idea.

I plan to attempt a Harp uke of some form in the future but will likely just take a plan of a standard uke and improvise the Harp part using old fashioned guesswork and a lot of swearing.

I was never quite sure how long to make the Harp strings. Not sure if that is me being daft or if there are rules similar to normal scale lengths.

I reckon Harp ukes are a bit of fun/folly so if you want to build one then go for it ... What's the worst that can happen?
Good luck and report back if you have a go

Woodie49
04-20-2017, 01:42 PM
I also tried to find someone willing to sell me Harp uke plans a while ago and drew a blank pretty quickly.

The only commercially available solution was templates from http://www.waldronmusic.com/productlist.php?type=&model=Harp+Ukulele&cat=32 but cost of import and general laziness resulted in me shelving the idea.

I plan to attempt a Harp uke of some form in the future but will likely just take a plan of a standard uke and improvise the Harp part using old fashioned guesswork and a lot of swearing.

I was never quite sure how long to make the Harp strings. Not sure if that is me being daft or if there are rules similar to normal scale lengths.

I reckon Harp ukes are a bit of fun/folly so if you want to build one then go for it ... What's the worst that can happen?
Good luck and report back if you have a go

I thanking of reducing plans down for a Harp Guitar. What do you think?

Pete Howlett
04-20-2017, 02:40 PM
It's not a difficult design task - if I can do it, anyone can...

Woodie49
04-20-2017, 03:04 PM
Pete may ask why you don't sell the plans any more?
Thanks

southcoastukes
04-20-2017, 03:08 PM
Ask Duane Heilman. If he's willing, he was the first to reproduce these (I think) and probably has some excellent drawings.

BlackBearUkes
04-20-2017, 03:56 PM
Sorry Dirk, I did not build from drawings, just figured things out as I went along.


Ask Duane Heilman. If he's willing, he was the first to reproduce these (I think) and probably has some excellent drawings.

Pete Howlett
04-21-2017, 10:28 AM
I don't sell plans, I sell ukulele.

ukatee
04-22-2017, 01:25 AM
I plan to attempt a Harp uke of some form in the future but will likely just take a plan of a standard uke and improvise the Harp part using old fashioned guesswork and a lot of swearing.

I was never quite sure how long to make the Harp strings. Not sure if that is me being daft or if there are rules similar to normal scale lengths.


This string calculator (https://niskanenlutes.com/stringcalc#V1_NCustom+Tuning_T0_A440_L-0-Fingerboard-43_S0Y0NauT3_S1Y0NauT3_S2Y0NeuT3_S3Y0NeuT3_S4Y0Ncu T3M3Pcuu_S5Y0NguT3M3Pg_E) should help.

My husband is also keen to make one of these. He doesn't play the uke himself but says he would if he could get a harp uke.

Andyk
04-22-2017, 02:04 AM
This string calculator (https://niskanenlutes.com/stringcalc#V1_NCustom+Tuning_T0_A440_L-0-Fingerboard-43_S0Y0NauT3_S1Y0NauT3_S2Y0NeuT3_S3Y0NeuT3_S4Y0Ncu T3M3Pcuu_S5Y0NguT3M3Pg_E) should help.

My husband is also keen to make one of these. He doesn't play the uke himself but says he would if he could get a harp uke.


Thanks very much

Titchtheclown
04-22-2017, 02:27 PM
Fun version by Dan Hulbert
https://circuitsandstrings.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/electric-harp-ukulele

BlackBearUkes
04-22-2017, 03:41 PM
The original harp ukes were soprano scale lengths and did not have any extra bass strings, just the extra sound chamber. Here is a link to one I build years ago. Its a bit fancy, but you get the idea.

http://blackbearukuleles.net/detail.html?itemid=195

Andyk
04-23-2017, 03:19 AM
That looks great. I like the little off-shoot at the bottom right of the uke and home made rope binding gets extra points all day long in my book
:)