"There are other string makers/sellers,
but Laurie is the one I have the
and best experience with. She has a
computer program where you send
the list of the string lengths, and she
inputs it and it spills out the
string gauges and pitches for a coherent
stringing. You can tell her 'I
it the same range it was to begin with'
or you can tell her to let the
program set its own optimum."
Jaye in California
Available as Harp Kit
for as low as $275.
"Your harp will sound the best it can with high quality, tightly
and evenly wound Markwood strings."
Finest Quality Harp Strings
we have specialized in fine quality harp
strings for all models of lever harps. Our
uniquely designed string winding machine
stretches the core of our strings, as well
as the wrap, resulting in tightly and evenly
wound, high quality strings.
have more than 1500 string charts on file.
This includes lever, folk, Celtic, Irish,
historical, Scottish, Welsh, Gothic, lap
harps, therapy and
healing harps, wire
strung, bronze strung, nylon strung, double
strung, cross strung, and antique pedals
harps. If we have your harp in our computer files,
you can call, and specify maker, model, and
strings number. We'll have the gauges
and vibrating lengths on our chart.
If we don't have
your particular harp model we will use our
computer string program to design a set
specifically for you.
enjoy designing strings for the best sound
and feel your harp can have, and problem
solving for breakage. Whether you would like
low tension, medium tension, high tension we
design strings to fit your needs and your
folk or lever harp.
Here is what our clients are saying:
Laurie! I appreciate how quickly you
met my needs and answered my questions.
You will ALWAYS get my harp string orders."
"The strings are great! The bass strings
have a wonderful tension without feeling
hard. The nylon strings, particularly the
higher ones give a sweet crystal like sound.
I don't know if I'm just imaging things, but
it seems that your strings allow for a very
accurate tuning." Leontine in Greece
"Hello Laurie, You've got one more happy
customer!!! The sound is great. Best wishes,
"Hi Laurie! I am thrilled with the
strings, and your service is outstanding.
Computerized Stringing Analysis
Computerized Stringing Analysis is one of
the unique services we offer. There are a
lot of physics that goes into string
selection. Many harpmakers, and players, come to us.
With this service, you tell us the vibrating lengths and the note range of the harp, we input this into the computer which provides guidelines for designing gauges and material that are appropriate for your harp. Using our computerized harp string design analysis program, we design strings that will give you the sound and feel that you desire.
We specialize in harp string problem solving. If you are experiencing excessive string breakage, or feel that some of the strings on your harp are too soft, in tension, or too taut, we can help. We have experience redesigning strings for harps that have been damaged and repaired. Our experience in designing custom harps with gut, nylon, or bronze strings, has taught us a great deal about what type of string material and string tension will sound and feel good, on different kinds of harps.
Please e-mail us for a Computerized Stringing Analysis form.
String Price List
Computerized Stringing Analysis $15.
Cross strung harps, pedal harps, and other
instruments $20. Please request a CSA form.
caliper - get more use from your
Monofilament nylon strings: Music quality Tynex strings, available
in clear, red, blue, black .025 .028 .032
.036 - $1.00 each
- $2.00 (please specify gauge and color)
.050 .055 - $3.00
.014-.022 $1.00 each, .025-.040 $2.00 each
(please specify gauge and vibrating length)
red and blue oil markers
over 40" long $8. each.
.045 .050 .055 core
Strings are wound to
vibrating length plus approx 1"
(please specify gauge, vibrating length,
Metal strings: Steel fibre bronze, steel fibre nylon, bronze nylon, bronze fibre nylon and bronze fibre bronze - $9.,
over 40" long $12. each (please specify gauge and vibrating length)
Strings are wound to vibrating length plus approx 3".
Silver wound available upon
strings: fibre/bronze, fibre/silver
$12 each, over 40"
U.S. single string $4.00, string sets $8.00
Canada $22.00 - Other countries $25.00
We have over
3000 strings sets on file. If you don't see your set here, please email us.
String set prices are by the number of wound
strings and type of strings determined by
the builder. Prices are subject to change
note to harp builders: it's always been our
policy to not give out your chart string.
||String Set Brand Price
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Bragg Creek Harps
Dilling Single Action
Hidden Valley Harps
Mikel Harps 22
Timothy Storm King 38
String Installation Guide
You may click on this link above to see our
string installation guide.
As a service to the harp community, we offer
a Harp String Installation Guide free to
all harpers in the entire world.
How To Order
Just phone, fax, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take payment in the form of checks, Visa or MasterCard. Please be
sure to include your mailing address when contacting us.
In addition to supplying the harp community with the highest quality harp strings and cases, we have been building one-of-a-kind custom harps (Mountain Glen Harps LLC), for twenty years, and harp kits (Cambria Harp Kits), since 1982. To find out more about our Harp Kits, or our Custom One-Of-A-kind Harps, please click on the links above.