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Oscar Schmidt OS11021FDF AutoHarp Distressed Finish 21 Chord AutoHarp

Normal Price $1,104.42    Sale Price $699.00
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Autoharp OS11021FDF Summary

This 21 Chord Acoustic AutoharpStore.com Exclusive plays in eleven different keys and features a distressed wood design which gives it a traditional southern look.



“The OS11021FDF continues the line of exclusive line of Oscar Schmidt autoharps for the AutoharpStore.com. These autoharps were made is small quantities and for only a limited time. This autoharp looks like a piece of American history with is distressed look and satin finish.

The OS11021FDF is built with solid spruce on the top and back. Solid spruce is the standard when it comes to making most stringed instruments. The natural wood grain of the spruce is accentuated with the distressed satin finish. The satin finish will allow the wood to produce a louder sound as the finish is not a thick as a glossy finish. Combined with the solid spruce this autoharp will produce some great acoustic sounds. Just like the rest of the Oscar Schmidt autoharps, the frame of autoharp is made from rock maple and features a 10 ply rock maple pin block. The pin block is tied into the maple frame using a tongue and groove joint. This pin block is very strong and give your tuning pegs a long life. Rock maple is used in the construction of the autoharp due to the wood’s strength. The sound hole on the OS11021FDF is framed by maple and provide a great amount of air space to produce acoustic sounds.

One of the great features of the exclusive line of Oscar Schmidt autoharps is the addition of a fine tuning system. The fine tuning system is a compliment to the main tuning pegs and allows you to make small adjustments to get your strings in the proper pitch. One of the advantages of the fine tuning system is that you will be able to help extend the life of your main tuning pegs over the years. The fine tuning pegs will allow you to make the constant tuning changes as your strings slowly stretch out. You should always do most of the tuning using the main tuning pegs as the fine tuning peg will eventually bottom out as they have a finite amount of adjustment.

Oscar Schmidt has been making a few running updates to their line of 21 chord autoharps. One of these updates has been the addition of thicker felt on the bottom of the chord bars to prevent the buttons from becoming flush with the chord bar cover. Also Oscar Schmidt has placed felt padding on the underside of the of the chord bar cover to dampen any sound that the chord bars may make when they come into contact with the chord bar cover.

Currently at the Autoharpstore.com we are including 50% off a gig bag with the purchase of any Oscar Schmidt Autoharp. You can also choose from a instant $30 rebate off the purchase of either a semi-hard shell case or hard shell case. In addition to 50% off a gig back, we will include a free tuner with your purchase of a autoharp. There is also the option for a discounted digital tuner that has a built in metronome and tone generator. We also offer $20 flat rate shipping in the continental US for any autoharp.

Autoharpstore.com has available a wide range of books that will help get started with playing the autoharp and learning about the instrument. We also have available a variety of picks that can be used for different functions.

Autoharpstore.com is the premier online retailer of autoharps and autoharp accessories. We have technical support Monday through Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm eastern time. You can reach us by phone, live chat, or by e-mail. Please feel free to contact us with any question you may have.”

Oscar Schmidt OS11021FDF Autoharp Unique Design
This AutoharpStore.com Exclusive features a beautiful distressed solid spruce design on both the front and back. Solid spruce top is the industry tradition in all instruments, guitar, clarity and projection of sound.

Gloss Finish
The gloss finish not only provides an added layer of protection, it also affects the vibrations, creating a slightly lower sound.
Distressed Wood Pattern
The back of the autoharp also features the distressed solid spruce look which gives it a very interesting appearance not seen in any other autoharp.
Oscar Schmidt OS11021FDF Exclusive Autoharp
Oscar Schmidt OS11021FDF Autoharp Fine Tuning System
The secondary tuning system consists of tuning pegs that can be adjusted with an Allen wrench at the bottom of the autoharp. This allows professionals to adjust the tension of the strings by a significant amount providing a more refined sound.
Incredible Strength
The pin blocks in many of the finest autoharps consist of hard rock maple for extra strength. The pin blocks are laminated 10 ply 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.

The Autoharp, like the piano, is a tempered scale, so the same string are used in several chords, even when perfectly in tune in one chord may sound slightly sharp or flat in another. Over time as strings loosen, use fine tuning to tighten so it can reach its limits. The first twang of a string is higher and the tone settles in after a second. Turn the tuner to 442 and attach the clip to the middle peg.
OS11021 FDF Autoharp
Oscar Schmidt Original
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. Unequaled standards, easy playing comfort and tone response creates the perfect value.

Product Specs

Model # OS11021 FDF
Chords 21 Chord
Front Finish Distressed Solid Spruce
Back Finish Distressed Solid Spruce
Additional Features Gloss Finish, Acoustic
Warranty 5 Years

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 showroom 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.

Accessories Included

Tuning Wrench and Picks Tuning Wrench
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(Over a $10 value, yours FREE!)

Promotions

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Bonus Promotion: Purchase an Autoharp by Oscar Schmidt from AutoharpStore.com and you'll have the choice of either 50% off a Padded Gig Bag or take $30 off your purchase when you add on either Semi-Hardshell Case or Hardshell Case.

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History

“An American instrument of American invention.”
The Autoharp is one of the few musical instruments that can claim to be truly American in origin.

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.


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