Linderman Harp Restoration
This harp was originally brought from Wilfred Smith in the 1970's and is believed to be one of only two Linderman harps that were originally imported into the country.
After assessing the harp I could see that the soundboard and neck had been replaced at some point (most probably by Wilfred Smith).
Unfortunately the soundboard had a crack in it and would need replacing. The neck has started to twist but I was confident that by fitting some lighter bass wire strings, it wouldn't need replacing for now.
As well as fitting a new Sitka spruce soundboard there were a few minor repairs needed to the soundbox and I also did some strengthening work to the base of the soundbox.
The mechanism had become a bit slow to work so a deep clean was needed. I completely disassembled the mechanism, cleaned, greased and reassembled it.
Every single part of the external mechanism (discs, bridge pins, mechanism plates etc.) were individually polished and lacquered. Although this is very time consuming in my opinion it's completely worth it.
I was very pleased with how the harp turned out and most importantly the customer was very happy.