Servicing and restoration
We service all pedal and lever harps, not just Pilgrim harps
Specialists in re-felting, re-stringing, regulation and intonation checks for Salvi, Lyon & Healy, Venus, Elysian, Aoyama etc. All carried out at competitive prices either in our workshops or at your home.
We are the approved service agents for Horngacher and Obermeyer.
How do I know if my harp needs servicing?
A service checks your harp and fixes any small problems that may have developed over time. Just like a car, a harp needs a regular service in order to help prevent problems and keep it working at its best. For professional harpists playing constantly, we recommend a service once a year; for students, perhaps once every other year. Lever-harps need checking less regularly but it is good practice to get it looked over every five years or so. Servicing regularly can save you money in the long term.
Where do I get my harp serviced?
If your Harp needs servicing or repair, first telephone Pilgrim Harps.
We may be able to save you a journey!
We travel around the UK to festivals or when making deliveries and are happy to call in for a small charge if we are in your area. Alternatively, you can visit us at one of our harp surgeries.
Contact us for more information.
TOP TIP: Keep a record of any buzzes, stiff pedals, stiff or noisy levers, slipping pegs , strings that snap and anything out of the ordinary so when your harp is serviced our technicians can make sure we fix everything you have noticed over time that may not otherwise show up on a service!
Prices start from:
Pedal harp: £300
Lever harp: £75 per hour
Restoration and Repair
Restoration and repair is a vital part of our work.
From the small accident to the major repair, we can restore your instrument back to full playing condition.
Though our designs are pushing forward the sound capabilities of the harp, we are ever appreciative of the designs, styles and sounds of the past. These lovely instruments are worth restoring!
We are highly experienced in restoration and repair of the older instruments and are able to advise you as to the best course of action for each Harp.
Some of our work is to repair old harps for enthusiasts who like the delicate and mellow resonance of older instruments - this may be a 150 year old Grecian Erard or a 70 year old Lyon and Healy.
We have the experience and enthusiasm to undertake this work from the basics to a full restoration and re-gilding of a harp back to its former glory.