Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This 34 string Carved Cherry wood Harp was well received at the Southeaster Harp Weekend, but at this point, is still for sale. It has a full set of Loveland sharping levers, a solid, 40 year air -dried, Spruce sound board. The carving in the neck and pillar is set with rounded natural polished clear quartz crystals. The note range is from low B, the third B below middle C, up to G.The total finished weight is 16 7 1/2 lbs. Price, plus shipping is $5,580. You can message me if you are interested ! :-) Or email

Friday, May 15, 2015

Just finishing up a new 73 string 6 X 6 Cross strung harp, built form Hawaiian Koa wood and Engleman Spruce !

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Welcome Everyone to my new web page, written in Word Press code. 

I just realized that I have been building Harps, And websites for a looong time !  My first web site was in 1993, written with AOL Press,.. 21 years ago ! But I started building harps back in 1978, which is 36 years ago !:-)

So, just click on this link to get to my new site. It is still under construction on some of the 39 pages, with many more images and videos to be added.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think !

I will be at the Southeastern Harp Weekend, on Oct  23rd through the 27th in Ashville North Carolina, showing a brand new custom carved Myrtle wood 36 string nylon harp.

This weekend !! :-)

 This harp is carved with angels in flight, a crescent moon with a semiprecious stone set inside it, crystals, gold leaf, painted and carved feathers and also it sounds really, really GOOD ! :-)  Come and see me and my lovely wife Laurie, of Markwood Heavenly Strings & Cases, at booth 'B' ! :-)

Here are some shots of this harp under construction .

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Here is a video of me playing  this new 12th century French Lyre! ;-)

I just completed this very special 10 string Lyre. It is designed to be a possible re-creation, of a  12th century French /English Lyre that perhaps would have been played in the court of Henry II and Elanor of Aquatint. I built it to be played on stage during a semi-professional production of 'The Lion in Winter', at the Camelot Theater in Talent Oregon. It is built with 40 year air-dried Engelman Spruce and Black Walnut, with gold leaf work, painted decoration and crystal inlays.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

These are photos of a re-created 7 string Viking Lyre I created for a client several years ago, using Oregon Myrtle wood and Engleman Spruce. There are inset amber 'eyes', in the stylized dragon heads carved on the top of the Lyre. The string tension is quite light, with three different string gauges used.

Friday, January 17, 2014

These are pictures of a new piece, a 10 string Myrtlewood Lyre, with Twisted "Ram`s Horn" necks, and a carved Menorah with olive leaves on the back, that  I am building today, workign on the final carving now. The first shots are of the rough clamped construction, and on to today !:-)