Celtic Harp Back


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   The cutting of the back was relatively simple. It was constructed in a similar way to the front, from 2 pieces of guitar side wood, though this time the join was down the centre.

   Having marked out the access holes, I drilled a hole at the end of each to enable the saw entry. 

   The access holes are to enable the harp to be strung up.

   The only problem, as illustrated in the photo, was that the fretsaw was not long enough to reach all the way down the hole. The only solution was to cut each end as far as possible, then cut the missing bits with an ordinary saw.
   Once cut out, the centre join was then re-enforced. There will be considerable outward pressure on the sides, which will be held in place partly by the back, so I didn't want the back giving way.