What's in a name? Quality, history and tradition. Our Autoharp is the original, with over 100 years of history behind it. A wide variety to choose from. Oscar Schmidt is truly the original and only complete source for the Autoharp. Premium woods, quality hardware and modest prices create an ideal instrument. Each is inspected and adjusted in the USA by a skilled technician, your assurance for smooth fret ends, precision low action and resonant sound quality. Unequalled standards, easy playing comfort and tone response creates the perfect values.
Whether you are an Autoharp player, a student of American folklore, or even a collector of antique musical instruments, you should find the history as well as the instrument itself unique.
This model is designed and crafted to protect the Autoharp. The built in case supports and protects your 'harp and keeps it in great condition for many years to come. This model is perfect for classrooms. The OS30C is a great instrument for children to play. The hard-shell outside casing will protect against accidents or mishaps in the classroom. Music education in school is very important to a child’s education. Music teaches children to think differently and even improves their learning ability. It is proven that it increases math skills. Music has been used in many ways in the development of children. We offer a low price to schools due to the decreasing budget towards music education.
The pin blocks in many of the finest autoharps consist of hard rock maple for extra strength. The pin blocks are laminated rock maple pin blocks meaning they are specially coated for extra strength. The purpose of the pin block is to firmly hold the tuning pins in place where the strings are attached. The added strength of the laminated rock maple ensures that everything will stay in the right place. Multiple layers of maple laminations are cross-banded using a special high frequency, waterproof gluing process. Reversing the grain direction on each layer of lamination yields incredible strength and the high-frequency waterproof glue seals the laminations protecting the pin block from changes in the relative humidity.
Our products are brand new and are still in original package. They are stored in our temperature controlled warehouse to prevent any damage or warping. Our first-in first-out inventory system assures that you will receive the newest Autoharp available. We specialize in Oscar Schmidt Autoharps and accessories, so our time and energy is devoted to Autoharps. This allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality service and the best products available. We are an authorized Oscar Schmidt dealer, so you know that we offer the best products on the market. The AutoHarp Store makes it fast and easy for you to find what you are looking for. With our easy ordering system and same day shipping*, it is easy to order and arrives quickly to your door. In order to cut costs to offer our customers the lowest prices, we do everything online. Although most people would prefer to try out a product before they purchase it, by not having a show room or storefront, we can offer the lowest prices in the market. We have a 30-day money back guarantee if for any reason you are not 100% satisfied.
“An American instrument of American invention.”
The Autoharp is one of the few musical instruments that can claim to be truly American in origin. From its birthplace in Philadelphia to the present home of Union, NJ, the Autoharp has always been manufactured in the US.
Invented in 1881 and patented in 1882, the Autoharp has had a remarkable hundred-year history. After being proclaimed “the nation’s favorite musical instrument” and then nearly fading into obscurity, the Autoharp has taken its manufactures on an endless roller coaster of ups and downs. As a nineteenth century parlor room favorite, it was finally replaced in popularity by the phonograph. The Autoharp did not die. 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 emerged as a popular instrument for the serious musician.
Manual: Alt Manual: QB ID: OS30C
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