Interior label reads: Manufactured by the Oscar Schmidt International Inc. There are a few cracks; one on front and one on back. Purchased at an Estate auction. These special editions would include a small dedication commemorating the event and also written to commemorate the event. And D7 The player typically strums the chords with the left hand.
It comes with a patented chord bar button that allows you to have a smooth play. The pad on the back of the Marxophone front sheet music holder behind the strikers is intact and also appears to be original. To provide the best performance, it is essential to replace autoharp strings as necessary, and to use an autoharp tuner. All the original decals are intact. Some of the high-quality features in this model include a torsion tight tuning pins for excellent and precise sound projection.
I am not an expert but it appears that the all the pieces are in good condition and need mostly to be just re glued. Has Key, Blue Number Music Book. This was patent number 1044553. The metal grate has notches that dictate which strings are plucked by the roller pick. It has 4 band equalizer systems alongside a reliable volume control which comes handy when using the instrument electrically.
. Kathleen Cappon out in Walworth, Wayne County has restored some harp-zithers that she plays. Older Instruments The value of a vintage instrument can vary tremendously, depending on the year it was made, its condition, the quality and originality of its hardware, even its story and previous owners. All strings and hammers are in working order. While every autoharp come with tuning pegs at the top, but some models come with a built-in pickup that lies at the sides of this second tuning pegs are small, and with an Allen wrench, you can easily adjust them. The company's salesmen kept detailed records of the , and the selection of special editions was made annually with the intent to sell additional instruments to existing customers.
Most of the finest and reliable autoharps come with solid rock maple for additional advantage. Item s must be received in the same condition as when they were sent to you with no use, damage, staining repairs, no missing parts, no substitutions, etc. He performed in numerous bands during that era. This instrument has a crack in the soundboard. Do not mistake it for our Piano Harp which is a much cheaper instrument. This one features handcraft quality design that makes the body entirely appealing. I don't know the year or decade of manufacture.
History of the Autoharp The instrument known today as the autoharp auto harp, or is actually a zither stringed instrument for which the strings do not extend beyond the sounding box Zither 1. Oscar Schmidt is the king of autoharp among all manufacturers of the instrument. I believe this instrument to be a good candidate for repair or restoration due to the lack of wear or damage such as splits. It is fully insulated and is constructed with high-impact styrofoam covered in black gig-bag material. The Marxophone sound is reminiscent of various types of. Similar to the piano, this autoharp comes with a tempered scale.
Oscar Schmidt is truly the original and only complete source for the Autoharp. This is a 36 string instrument with some minor dings dents and blemishes. Still, are recognized worldwide as some of the most well-made and attractive autoharps around. It also marks the 15 keys by letter C, D, etc. It is the perfect choice for beginners—a good design for children and teenagers who wants to learn and develop their skills in zither instrument.
And with laminated 10 ply maple pin block, this instrument has that extra strength and tenacity. Any problems please feel free to call me at 216-346-3008. This marxophone is in very good condition very nice wood and has been kept in the original box which it will ship in. This bonus promotion is for a limited time and only while supplies last! Hi Allen, Thanks for your reply. I have put all the music sheets in order and put them in a plastic sleeve.