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Linderman Harp Restoration



Restored Linderman harp
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.


Linderman harp with a new soundboard
Linderman Harp restoration

After assessing the harp I could see that the soundboard and neck had been replaced at some point (most probably by Wilfred Smith).


Repaired soundbox
Linderman Harp restoration

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.


Restored Linderman Harp
Linderman Harp restoration

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.


Linderman Harp restoration
Re polished mechanism

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.



Linderman Harp restoration
Re polished mechanism

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.


Linderman Harp restoration
Restored Linderman Harp

I was very pleased with how the harp turned out and most importantly the customer was very happy.

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