Harpist -- Harp Technician
'Lyon & Healy and Salvi Certified' Harp Technician
HARP REPAIR - REGULATIONS & APPRAISALS
Karen Gottlieb received her technicians license in 1994. She is a member of the Lyon & Healy/Salvi Harp Technicians Guild. Members of the Guild are trained and authorized to work on Lyon & Healy and Salvi instruments.
For information on the 'Lyon & Healy and Salvi' Harp Technicians Guild: http://www.lyonhealy.com/harp-services/harp-technicians-guild/ https://www.harptechguild.com
Contact Email for Karen Gottlieb: KGHarp@pacbell.net
Harp Maintenance/Regulations & Appraisal
Appraisals are available for 'Insurance Replacement Values' and the sale or purchase of used harps.
What is a Regulation?
Just as your car needs a tune up and oil change every 5,000 miles, a regulation is the general maintenance of your harp on a regular basis that includes a thorough inspection of your harp, a change of pedal and slot felts, oiling, adjustments of pedal rods and discs for intonation and noise control. It can also include replacement of basic parts as needed.
A standard regulation** includes:
Inspection of the base
Checking pedal rods and connections
Adjusting rod length/overmotion
Changing pedal and slot felt
Adjustment of string/disc positioning
Calibrate the intonation of intervals
Overall inspection of body, frame, neck, column, and mechanism
**A full service REGULATION performed by a Lyon & Healy certified harp technician is $360-$425. (It does NOT include restringing, changing wires, parts or strings). Wire strings can be changed at the time of regulation for $60. (Strings not included)
For more info and costs, see following page under Regulation Preparation/Cost Info.
Warranty Regulations: normally done about 1 year after the purchase of a new harp. The cost for this service will be covered by either
Lyon & Healy Harps or Salvi Harps. The warranty regulation must be requested in advance.
Additional services are available.
Restringing of a pedal harp = $250. I will need to have the harp for 3-5 days in order to do a complete service of restringing and a regulation.
Bow Brand strings can be provided at standard cost. Please request in advance.
When your harp is regulated by a Lyon & Healy certified harp technician:
A detailed history of the service performed on your harp will be recorded
Your warranty terms will remain intact, and
If your harp requires additional service or repair, Lyon & Healy Harps guarantees its work.
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