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Old 12-02-2017, 08:07 PM
PeteD PeteD is offline
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Default 3/4ish Sized Harp Guitar?

Does anyone know of any 3/4ish sized harp guitar plans? I'm a (very) amateur builder and I have a really nice billet of curly redwood that I just had resawn for a potential guitar top. It will be a full 16" wide when joined, and about 28.5" long. It won't be long enough to do a full sized harp guitar...probably a good 4-5" short I'd imagine.

But I was thinking it might be cool to make a little 3/4 sized couch harp guitar.

I don't know if the best option is to size a full set of plans down and then just build according to that minimized plan...or I might go get a Taylor mini and just replicate the guitar portion plus the added bass arm.

This project may well be a disaster...but I'm having fun thinking about it!
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:38 AM
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Kathy Wingert made a short scale harp guitar. Not quite the same but same idea.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:26 AM
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Muriel Anderson had Mike Doolin build her a shorter harp guitar. How short?? I don't know. Short enough to fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane. It's a 21 string, but she leaves off one treble for a bit more playing room thus a 20 string harp guitar. The nylon strings sound quite nice I think.

Maybe just call it a tenor harp guitar. Murial tunes hers up a whole step and it sounds wonderful. I also don't think the spruce extends all the way to the end of the harp headstock so you may get more length out of your piece, but I really don't know.

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Old 12-04-2017, 05:25 PM
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I believe both Brunner and Emerald make a "small" HG. Look their sites up for more info.
But the best thing to do would be contact "The Pope " Gregg Miner at; he can provide you or direct you to all kinds of information.
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:28 PM
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My good friend Mr Dave White makes them.

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