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Old 10-13-2016, 11:28 PM
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We did get the back fixed. It actually looked a little worse in person than the pictures looked, but it was a great deal. There is a pretty well known repairman in NC, David Sheppard. We got him to do the work and it looks 100% better.
I would not automatically think that maple would be the ideal wood for a harp guitar but that one certainly sounds good.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:32 AM
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I remember the wear mark on the back and its gone from those pics. Awesome repair job!

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Old 10-23-2016, 07:10 PM
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My 1917 Dyer Style 7:

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Old 10-23-2016, 10:01 PM
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Oh my... that's just gorgeous! How's it sound?
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:56 AM
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Oh my... that's just gorgeous! How's it sound?
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Thanks!

Not the best of recordings, but it's what I've got:

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Old 10-24-2016, 02:56 PM
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I have six harp guitars, and I go around to schools, civic groups, senior centers, and anyplace else who will invite me to display, demonstrate, and talk about their histories. Here they are.....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

From left to right: a 1914 Gibson Style U, a 1914 Dyer, an early 1900's F.W. Walton, a 1922 Coulter, a 2000 Wishnevsky, and a 2015 Wishnevsky. If you are in the Southeast part of the USA, maybe I can bring them your way sometime.

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Here is my friend John Riley's harp guitars. Each one has an interesting story!

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Welcome to the forum John
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:36 PM
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Welcome to the forum John
Thanks, Randall!

Sorry to miss HGG. But, I had to take advantage of the rare opportunity to visit California while Gregg wasn't there!

Actually, I'd long ago committed to giving a couple of talks at the Fretboard Summit, which occurred on the same weekend in San Diego. Plus, I inducted T Bone Burnett into my Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and got evidence of his good taste in literature.



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Old 10-25-2016, 04:00 PM
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I have six harp guitars, and I go around to schools, civic groups, senior centers, and anyplace else who will invite me to display, demonstrate, and talk about their histories. Here they are.....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

From left to right: a 1914 Gibson Style U, a 1914 Dyer, an early 1900's F.W. Walton, a 1922 Coulter, a 2000 Wishnevsky, and a 2015 Wishnevsky. If you are in the Southeast part of the USA, maybe I can bring them your way sometime.
Nice collection! I need to show this to my wife who doesn't understand the multiple guitar thing very well. ;-) Welcome to the forum!
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Hey there JT! Don't know if you remember meeting my gal, the lefty player?



Anyhoo; while this isn't hers, it belongs to a friend.

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Hey there JT! Don't know if you remember meeting my gal, the lefty player?

Jim,

I do! Small world. How are you?
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:49 AM
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First time I heard of a Harp Guitar was seeing Michael Hedges play one.
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:30 PM
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Default Hoffman harp guitar

Here's my Hoffman harp guitar, made by Charlie Hoffman of Minneapolis:

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Charlie had made several harp guitars by this point, but they all had 5 sub-bass strings. This is the first one he made with 6 sub-basses.
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:59 PM
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Hey guys, I'm excited to see so much interest on this forum for the harp guitar! We got to meet JR in person at the Santa Barbara festival last Oct. I'm glad he started this thread, but I hope Gregg doesn't take down his HG forum, I'll be reminding myself to post there more.

At almost 100 serial numbers Tonedevil Guitars has had some interesting builds come through our shop, (our S-12 like Jeffrey's being the best seller) this is by far my personal favorite for playing and sound. A 12-string guitar neck with 6 subs, figured redwood top (which is becoming very popular among custom builders these days), rosewood binding, and black walnut back/sides. I have a 6x6 just like it (below) and was going to keep this one as my own, but as soon as I had this one almost built, a buyer contacted me that wanted one just like it, long story short it went to him and he is very pleased. I did however make a short demo video but have not got it to playback properly online after uploading, I'll try to re-render and get that posted when I have time. Thanks again for everyone keeping the harp guitar alive on this forum!



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