Strings

Robinson's Harp Shop, Vermont Strings, and North Shore Strings manufacture custom strings for harp players around the world.  Each wrapped string is hand-crafted; the core of each wrapped string is placed under tension as it is made.  Individual strings and string sets can be made for most harps as we have string specifications for hundreds of harps on file.  If specifications are not known, we can design strings which should work for your harp.

Nylon Monofilament

46" lengths - red, blue, clear

.020 / .022 / .025 / .028

.032 / .036 / .040 /.045

.050 / .055 / .060

Leather Washers                                   

$2.00

$2.50

$3.00

$0.30

Bulk Nylon  (25 yard coils)

.020 / .022 / .025 / .028

.032 / .036 / .040 / .045

.032 / .036 / .040 / .045

$10.00

$13.00

$18.00

Red and Blue - add $5.00 per coil to the clear bulk nylon prices above.

Nylon Wrap on Nylon Core   (n/n)*

Core Size .032 / .036 / .040 / .045 / .050 / .055 / .060      

 (<40 inches of wrap)      

$7.00

  (40 - 60 + Inches of wrap)     

$7.00

Steel Core/Fiber Bed/Copper Wrap 

(sfc)

aka, (sfb) Overall vibrating length

+ 5"--- to 50" - 

$9.00

Over 50"

$11.00

Nylon Core/Fiber Bed/Nylon Wrap  (nfn)*

Clear

Red or Blue

$9.00

$12.00

Steel Core/Fiber Bed/Nylon Wrap  (sfn)*

Wrapped length (vibrating length + 1") 

--- to 40" 

Clear - $10.00      Red/Blue -  $12.00

Clear - $10.00    Red/Blue -  $12.00

40+" to 60" 

All lengths and diameters are shown in inches.  Any string of a type not listed here or with an overall diameter larger than .080 will be priced accordingly.

Phosphor Bronze Core/Nylon Wrap (pb/n)*

Wrapped length (vibrating length + 1")

--- to 40"  

Clear - $8.50

Red/Blue - $9.50

40+" to 60"

Clear - $9.50  

Red/Blue - $10.50

Phosphor Bronze  (20 foot coils)

.016   / .018 / .020 / .0226

.0254 / .028 / .032

.035   / .040 / .045         

$9.00

$10.00

$12.00

Phosphor Bronze Core/Fiber/Nylon (pb/f/n)*

Wrapped length (vibrating length + 1")

--- to 40"  

Clear - $8.00  

Red/Blue - $9.00

40+" to 60"

Clear - $9.00  

Red/Blue - $10.00

Brass Ball Ends

use with phosphor bronze or other wire strings

$0.35 each or $30.00 per hundred        

All lengths and diameters are shown in inches. Any string of a type not listed here or with an overall diameter larger than .080 will be priced accordingly. 

For any nylon wrapped strings requiring a "looped out" or "whipped finish" knot, add $2.00

to the prices listed above.  Such knots are generally used when the customary knots are too large to fit through the soundboard eyelet.  Strings with .025 wrap will be "whipped" unless requested otherwise.

To ensure satisfaction, we need certain information.  When ordering a wrapped string, specify its composition (e.g. N/N or SFC - see above), diameters of core and wrap, and its vibrating length ("V/L" - distance from soundboard hole to bridge pin, measured in inches).  Ample core will be included on the string to attach it to its tuning peg.  If you do not have the core/wrap information, send us a piece of the broken string and its vibrating length.  If your harp maker provided a string chart, please send a copy.  Telephone or e-mail us if you have questions.

Information for Ordering

To order a set of strings, complete the harp string worksheet, or for $20.00 we will design a custom set of strings for your harp.  Simply provide us with the vibrating lengths of all strings and desired range.  CUSTOM SETS SPECIFIED BY THE CUSTOMER ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.  Please allow 10 working days to make your strings.  Don't panic, plan ahead and always have a spare set!

Ordering Strings

*Prices subject to change without notice.