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© Copyright 2003-2017 Stephen Sedgwick
The Sedgwick Harp Guitar
New Harp Guitar
The Sedgwick harp guitar follows the style of Knutsen and the  famous Dyer harp guitars made by the Larson brothers. The  upper portion of the sound box is extended on the bass side,  similar to a piano's soundboard. These instruments are truely  custom made since no two are identical. The neck to body join  is at the 14th fret where most harp guitar have it at the 12th.  The most common arrangement is to have 6 extra bass strings.  The tuning for the bass strings as used by Stephen Bennett and  Andy McKee are G, A, B, C, D, g
Soundboard: Sitka Spruce  Back and Sides: Wenge  Neck: Mahogany  Rosette: Wood  Bindings: Ebony  Fingerboard: Ebony  Tuners: Chrome Schaller  Finish: Lacquer  Nut Width: 46mm / 1.81"  Scale Length: 648mm / 25.5”  Lower Bout Width: 406mm / 15.5" 
Simon Wahl's orignal harp guitar
The instrument above has sharpening levers so you can change the pitch of the bass strings by a semi tone (half step). The instrument also has a slotted  headstock and abalone rosettes. This is one of the largest harp guitars I've built, similar in size to the old Dyer harp guitars.  You can hear this instrument on German guitarist Simon Wahl's album Déjà vu. 
This harp guitar has figured Imbuya (Brazilian Walnut) back and sides. The Brazilian mahogany neck is also figured. There is a center strip on the back as  well as purfling on the back and sides. The case was custom made by Calton Cases. This instrument is currently owned by Jan Vanek. 
Here a photos of a custom Sedgwick harp guitar for American musician Rick Sky. He recently released his first album 'I'll Meet You There'. This instrument  has 7 strings on the fingerboard. The basses fan out because the lowest pitch is a 'D'. This instrument has European spruce front with Indian rosewood  back and sides, which is very rare and difficult to find for harp guitar size. This headstock is similar to my 21-string, which was also requested. The  instrument is sitting on it's custom Calton case.
Rick Sky's harp guitar
This Instrument belongs to multi instrumentalist Paul Oorts   
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© Copyright 2003-2017 Stephen Sedgwick
The Sedgwick Harp Guitar
New Harp Guitar
The Sedgwick harp guitar follows the style of Knutsen and the famous  Dyer harp guitars made by the Larson brothers. The upper portion of the sound box is extended on the bass side, similar to a piano's soundboard. These instruments are truely custom made since no two are identical.  The neck to body join is at the 14th fret where most harp guitar have it at the 12th. The most common arrangement is to have 6 extra bass strings. The  tuning for the bass strings as used by Stephen Bennett and Andy McKee are G, A, B, C, D, g
This Instrument belongs to multi instrumentalist Paul Oorts   
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