|In today's world, many of us
are seeking ways to fulfill our lives with personal enrichment and joy.
This is what Sandpiper Instruments is all about.
In 1982, John Westling began working with
Alfredo Ortiz to develop the Paraguayan harp, and from there Sandpiper
branched out to other styles of harps as well as guitars. The ongoing
development of our instruments is accomplished by working with
professional musicians who help guide the changes of shape and sound,
while concentrating on the business of crafting the highest quality
Sandpiper's harps are known for light string
tension, light weight and uniquely rich sound. These characteristics
are a result of experience with the Paraguayan harp and its unique
enduring quality to hold together with the tension of 36 strings, and
yet only weigh 11 pounds. We also build harps with tension and spacing
equal to pedal harps.
Our most valued marketing is through
satisfied customers, which is one reason why we strive to build an
instrument that you will be proud to own, play, and recommend to
Sandpiper continues to exist because we
receive a great deal of satisfaction in bringing enrichment and joy to
each one of you who own a Sandpiper instrument. The instrument will
allow you to personally experience the joy of music and to share it
The instruments on this website are
representative of the standard models we offer, and we hope that you
will find one to fulfill your wishes, or that you will inquire about
having Sandpiper build a custom instrument for you.