Dear Harpists, Harp owners, Harp lovers,

MARCH 2017
Thank you to everyone who responded with regard having their harps serviced in January 2018!!

The exchange rate seems to be improving and here I am holding thumbs that it will stay that way or get even better.


HARP SERVICE DEPOSITS
Your deposit to secure your booking would be appreciated by 30th March 2017

The exchange rate seems to be improving and here I am holding thumbs that it will stay that way or get even better.

Deposit R 1 500
Bank Name Mercantile Current Account
Bank Branch Sandton
Branch Code 450 – 905
Account Number 1006 99 09 09
Reference YOUR SURNAME & HARP

DEPOSIT DATES
You are welcome to pay in smaller batches if it suits you…. The idea being that the FULL fee for the Service is to be paid by the 28th November 2017
1st payment 30th March 2017 R 1 500
2nd payment 24th June 2017 R 1 500
3rd payment 30th August 2017 R 1 500
4th payment 28th November 2017 R 1 710

BILLY HORNBY
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Billy Hornby visiting South Africa and we will be hosting some celebrations in Johannesburg & Cape Town. More information to follow as we get closer to January 2018.

WORKSHOPS - JHB // Cape Town (to be confirmed)
The workshops will cover the following:
Changing Strings
Tying knots & anchoring
Winding strings onto the tuning pin
Avoiding damage to harp while stringing
Care of strings
Tuning
What key to tune in
Pedals & levers
How to use your tuner
Harp safety whilst tuning
Buzzes
Is anything loose?
Strings
Why do they break
When to change gut strings
When to change wire strings
How to change wire strings
Difference between Nylon & Gut
Harp Maintenance
Care of your harp
Weather influences on your harp
Travelling with your harp
Cost of Workshop
R150 per person.
iThis Includes Tea & Refreshments & Gift Bag

TENTATIVE SERVICE DATES - SAVE THEM
Johannesburg
9th – 16th January 2018
Sunday, 14th January (WORKSHOP)

Durban
19th – 20th January 2018

Cape Town
23rd – 25th January 2018
Sunday, 21st January 2018 (WORKSHOP - to be Confirmed)

George / Knysna
26th & 27th January 2018

2018 SERVICE FEES
The Service Fee for 2018 is:

Pedal Harps Full Service - £360 @ R17-00 = R6120
Includes: Felt replacement / inspection of base movement / pedal rods & connections / pedal levers / adjustment of rod length in case of over & under motion / calibration of interval intonation / spring adjustments

Pedal Harps Half Service - £180 @ R17-00 = R3050
Includes: Felt replacement / re-alignment of mechanism / pedal check

Lever Harps - £210 @ R17-00 = R3,570
Includes: Buzzing elimination / Lever adjustments / Calibration of interval intonation

Please Note
We do not charge 14% VAT on the Service Fee.
The Fee includes Billy’s Flights, Accommodation, Catering & Transport in South Africa.
The fee does not include any expenses for Brad – he is accompanying Billy as an apprentice.
The Harp Service fee does not include any strings or spare parts that need replacing. These will be invoiced on the day.
Exchange Rate Fluctuations will influence the final fee. If it improves you will receive a credit for any deposits. If it deteriorates, the balance is to be paid up collection of the harp.

2018 SERVICE FORM
Download the 2018 Service Form here, complete it and return it to me.

Kind harping regards
As always
Ingrid