Authentic Bluegrass Autoharp
Fancy something from the past, but do not want to fork out a small fortune for it simply because it is a valuable antique? Good thing there are replicas, but sometimes, these replicas are updated with more modern technology – case in point, the Authentic Bluegrass Autoharp. This authentically reproduced 1930s autoharp is done by Oscar Schmidt, the original 139 year-old manufacturer of the instrument. It is inspired by the European zither and originating in the 1880s, became synonymous with the bluegrass music of Appalachia and renowned for its use by bluegrass pioneers The Carter Family. True to its original design, it comprises of a solid spruce top, maple pin block, and mahogany backs and sides. With an external shape and interior bracing that is no different from its 80 year-old predecessor, it receives a modern update in the form of a 21-chord bar system. Each $349.95 purchase comes with a tuning wrench and picks to get you started right out of the box.