The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Harp Guitar

Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2016, 11:54 AM
Naboz Naboz is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: S. Mi.
Posts: 93
Default HG Resurgence

Yeah, let's keep this up, ladies and gentleman! It's great to read of players finding how pleasurable a harp guitar can be. As you have found, Jeff, just the sympathetic resonance from those bass strings adds another whole sound envelopment. I have one of the prototype Holloways, and play it more than my other guitars--it's like a piano on one's lap. I keep mine in DADGAD and GABCDE for the subs. I use fingers only.
Dave was working with Scott at Holloway when I spoke with him on the phone and he chose mine from the other protos and then set it up. I am as pleased now as I was when I first played it. Actually more, after doing my own tweaking (but that was another post).
-It's a dangerous business, going out your front door;
You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet,
There is no telling where you might be swept off to.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 08:49 PM
JeffreyAK JeffreyAK is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 266

Lately I've been keeping mine in DAFGCE on the guitar, and DFGABfC on the harp strings. I had tuned it down a half step, but decided the lower strings were too floppy - as it is, the D string tuned up to F is pretty tight, so I may go to a slightly smaller diameter on that one, 0.027 would be about right.

You're right, the harp strings vibrate even if you don't pluck them, adding to the sound experience. The guitar is quite loud too, rivals my 12-string!
'17 Tonedevil S-18 harp guitar coming soon!
'15 Taylor 456ce 12-string
'16 Tonedevil S-12 harp guitar
'79 Fender Stratocaster hardtail
'82 Fender Musicmaster bass
'15 Breedlove Premier OF mandolin
Marshall JVM210c amp plus a bunch of stompboxes and misc. gear
Reply With Quote

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Harp Guitar

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=