This model is a favorite because the sound is bolder and more mellow than most models and is rarely disappointing. We favor the 1975-1977 vintage, those originally 21 chord and with rounded edges, all with spruce veneer tops and modern bracing. The best examples are with fine tuners and at this price.
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|Chord layout||Lewis Bluegrass|
|Vintage||1975-77 Peterson USA|
|blank top buttons with side labels||Y|
|Laminated pin block||Y|
|Upgraded chord bar cover padding||Y|
Pictured is an example of this model, which we try to keep in stock as a favored vintage model.
This model is a favorite because the sound is bolder and more mellow than most models and is rarely disappointing. We favor the 1975-1977 vintage, those originally 21 chord and with rounded edges, all with spruce veneer tops and modern bracing.
Note that the Appalachian is the model with the chord bars set closer to the anchor to open up more playing room at the high strings. In later years this became standard.
This instrument chord layout can be customized to order. Note that the tuning is special for "folk" keys, moving the autoharp's primary key range from F, C, G, D to C, G, D, A. There is only a minor adjustment in the bass. The tuning is referred to as "Drew Smith system", running from the bottom note, GCDEFF#GG# instead of FGCDEFF#G. That enables the E chord for a less anemic key of A. The key of F is impacted. The F chord is still okay, but the Bb is weak. That strength is traded for a better key of A.
The picture is only an example. Actual instruments available are usually stripped of strings, cleaned, and waiting for refurbishing to order.
This model is offered with Screiber fine tuners as standard. Some that are cosmetically challenged may be offered at a lower price and without fine tuners. Write to inquire, if this premium version is beyond your budget.
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