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Importance of String Age

The quality of your strings affects the sound of your harp – over time, strings lose their tonal quality and can change your harp’s pitch. A general guideline for an advanced student or professional harpist is to change your 1st and 2nd octaves every six months and the 3rd, 4th and 5th octaves and bass wires every year (for a student or enthusiast, add six months for the 1st and 2nd octaves and a year to the rest). We recommend keeping track of the age of each string so you know when it is time to replace them.

Why Are Harp Strings Different Colors?

To make playing easier for a harpist! A harp can have up to 47 strings, so as guides or reference points for the harpist, the C notes are coated in red and the F notes in black – knowing this a harpist can more easily identify what notes the other strings are.

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Are You Replacing Your Own Strings?

We have created step-by-step instructions that will guide you through this process. 

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