Ashbury-Electro 21 Bar Autoharp

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£499.00

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Ashbury-Electro 21 Bar Autoharp

The Ashbury-Electro 21 Bar Autoharp is a stunning instrument,and is of the highest quality.Solid spruce top, pick-up with tone and volume controls, Tuning as follows Eb, Bb, F, C, G, D, A, F7, C7, G7, D7, A7, E7, B7, Ab, Bb7, Cm, Gm, Dm, Am, Em.The Autoharp is associated with with American, particularly Appalachian, folk music. It is a development of the zither dating from the 1880s in Germany. The Autoharp is almost identical to a Chord Zither with the addition of a set of spring wooden bars with felt dampers which effectively fret and dampen the relevant strings for each chord. The Autoharp is currently easily the most popular instrument in the zither family,It can be played cradled on the left elbow with the left hand reaching over to press the chords while the right hand thumb is picking and fingers strumming the open area of strings. Alternatively it can be played on the lap or a table. It’s usually strummed but can also be plucked. It is commonly used for song accompaniment.

This is the Latest Model.

Product Features

  • Solid spruce top, maple body
  • ABS binding and purfling
  • Gloss finish

Product Specifications

  • Body depth: 43mm
  • Body width: 309mm
  • Overll length: 598mm
  • With Pickup
  • Made in: South Korea
  • Free UK mainland Delivery

Ashbury Acoustic Instruments
Professional quality range of Guitars, Basses, Resonators, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos & Fiddles

This range has been designed with the folk guitarist firmly in mind. The Lindisfarne and Rathlin models are made in a boutique factory in Vietnam, and were designed in consultation with luthier Phil Davidson. The Rathlin guitars have solid Sitka Spruce tops, with Mahogany back & sides and Rosewood binding. The Lindisfarnes are solid Cedar and Rosecherry, both attractively understated with a handmade look and feel, they are excellent value.Why are Autoharp strings so expensive? The problem with autoharp strings is that are only available expensive sets. All of the wound strings have an unwound bit at each end, so you can’t use normal strings to replace these – they have to be specially made. The unwound strings, however, can be replaced with guitar strings of the correct gauge.

 

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 150 × 130 × 60 cm

5 reviews for Ashbury-Electro 21 Bar Autoharp

  1. JB

    A useful chat with Steve and very prompt service. An interesting instrument – easy to get started with, good sustained chords with an organ-like tone.

  2. Richard Wills

    A really well finished instrument that gives a really nice sound. I only bought it for home use but spending more for the Electro version was well worthwhile. It sounds great through my guitar amp and being able to plug in my Pandora and use it’s tuner function makes tuning a doddle. It will also allow me to plug directly into my multitrack recorder or even to play it through an effects unit for a bit of fun! Just right for the next lock down!

    • redcow

      Thank you.
      And enjoy it.

      Steve

  3. Liz Burton

    If every on line transaction was so simple. Arrived as instructed, it was what we ordered, and it is far better than we thought it would be.
    Thank you
    Liz

    • Steve Morrison

      Hi Liz,

      Thank you for your kind review.
      When you mentioned it was better than you thought I was rather surprised.
      We are a very small company and pride ourselves in offering high quality Autoharps what ever the price. The money you paid is not a small amount and so you should receive a good quality instrument your money and nothing less.
      I hope you enjoy it for many years.

      Steve

  4. Jonathan Scott

    Following a helpful conversation with Steve I ordered this autoharp. Despite a short delay with Parcelforce the harp arrived safely and is every bit as good as I hoped.
    It was very well packaged and came with a tuning hammer, some finger picks and a short jack cable.
    Some tuning was required which was easy using the Cleartune app on my phone.
    I wouldn’t hesitate to order from Redcow Music again and may be doing so soon.

  5. John Stephenson

    Dear Steve

    Just a brief note of appreciation of my first experience of dealing with you at Red Cow Music. From my very first telephone call to ask advice on autoharps I knew this was where I would make my purchase. You were so helpful and gave me the advice I needed, and I elected to call on you to pick up my instrument. The Ashbury is a delight as you hinted it would be and I was grateful for the chat we had and the enthusiasm you have for all your instruments, and the knowledge and skill to play them. (I had to show great restraint not to buy a dulcimer on the spot; probably another time!)
    Would that all businesses treat their customers so well. As the saying goes, ‘it was a pleasure to do business with you’

    Renewed thanks and best wishes

    John Stevenson

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