The autoharp is one of the few musical instruments
that can claim to be truly American in origin. Easy
to learn and fun to play, autoharps have been making a big comeback
in recent years.
We carry Evo and Oskar Schmidt autoharps because they are quality
instruments in terms of both sound and construction, and will
give you many years of musical companionship.
Originally a parlor room favorite during the late 1800s, autoharps
were replaced in popularity by the phonograph. But the autoharp
did not die — instead, it retreated to the mountains where
it underwent a metamorphosis from a parlor instrument to a folk
instrument. From there it came out into our schools to become
a classroom feature, and finally has reemerged as a popular
instrument for the serious musician.
You may remember playing one years ago in school, or listening
to your teacher play. Relive the fun and rekindle the memories
with a new autoharp of your own! Come in and
take one of ours for a test run!