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been wanting one of these all my life. cant wake to tweek it thru some effects. what u all think a dem.

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Autoharp Restoration Project

Started by c# merle. Last reply by c# merle Jun 22, 2012. 3 Replies

recently scored this old autoharp from ebay for 18 quid.rusty zither pins and missing it's chord bars plus a stress - opening at the head, so got some work to do.it's a lovely old german made 37…Continue

Cigar Box Autoharp! It can be done!

Started by Diane in Chicago Sep 13, 2011. 0 Replies

By Mike Bowman! http://dinkypage.com/5d9 - his site …Continue

Autoharp - from Wikipedia

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Richard Sanabia Jul 6, 2011. 1 Reply

AutoharpFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe autoharp is a musical …Continue

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Comment by jim on June 22, 2012 at 11:22am

These instruments are great examples of how any acoustic instrument should be stressed with tension. There is i fine line between body tension for tone and volume, and what the body can hold up to. The problem with autoharps is there not built to last.

Comment by MZ-HANDYMAN on August 9, 2011 at 4:51pm

OK remember I'm in no way a musician.... This is just my feeble attempt to play my Autoharp...


Comment by MZ-HANDYMAN on August 7, 2011 at 6:23pm

OK, I figured out how to tune my Autoharp by ear...

All I did was make sure the CDEFG....You know DO RE ME FA SO... were all in tune and where I have the F# and Gb between the F & G... I just tuned those with a mid sound between the upper and lower tones.

I don't have an actual Autoharp tuning key but I do have  the handle for my threading tool which fits perfectly when you tighten it all the way down.



Excuse the dead computer... daughters are hard on em!

Here is a poor vid of my bad tuning



Hope this helps you out... I know it isn't the correct way but in a pinch... It worked for me!


Comment by MZ-HANDYMAN on August 7, 2011 at 4:22pm

I hit on a few mid and Hi chords and it sounded like HOTEL CALIFORNIA and I found this easy to follow vid


Comment by MZ-HANDYMAN on August 7, 2011 at 3:44pm

RYTHM BAND INC (RBI) ChromAharP 15 Chord. Purchased @ Flea Market for $15. Having fun with it...Chords are aesy on this thing Haaaaa.

Comment by MZ-HANDYMAN on August 7, 2011 at 3:36pm

Anyone know of a simple online, downloadable or phone app (CHROMATIC) tuner that listens to the mic and just shows the note being played. Tuning my Autoharp.

I can tune the CDEFGABC by ear but dunno if I got the #/b notes in tune.


Comment by Richard Sanabia on July 6, 2011 at 5:30pm
Ted, I got an extra one.  A Centurion. Unmodified, stock. Trade you for something??
Comment by Richard Sanabia on July 5, 2011 at 9:36pm
We like them autoharp thingies...We got six:  D'Aigle, Evo, Homemade one I built, and a Sparrowharp by DiAigle, and a couple of Centurions..
Comment by Ellwood T Bear on July 5, 2011 at 8:14pm
Here is a picture of one

Comment by Ted Crocker on July 5, 2011 at 7:45pm
I always wanted to fool around with one of these, and to take one apart...

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