Several of us are away at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival, and we may not be able to respond to emails and phone calls as quickly as usual. Thank you for your patience!
Stringwinder noun 1. A specialized machine for manufacturing wound harp strings, or 2. The detail-oriented operator of said machine.
We make all of our own wound harp strings here at the Dusty Strings shop, and in order to get what we feel is the best tone and performance in each position on each different harp model, we use 40 different combinations of string materials, diameters, colors and lengths. Here's a peek into the shop at the making of a nylon wound harp string. Notice the large rack of different wrapping materials!