Harp Guitar Form 1c
Theorboed Headstock harp string attachment, Extension is a contiguous, slightly extended, enlarged, or
"fanned" component of the main headstock.
RESEARCHERS: Please understand that many of the
instruments on this page were not originally referred to as "harp
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Lamblin, 1807 (Gent, Belgium)
Is this instrument fully original? It would seem to be one of the very first true "Early Romantic" harp guitars.
|Lacote decacorde (10-course), 1826||Lacote, 1855, modified by Coste||Olry, modified by Coste|
|See Lacote: Multi-course, Extended Range or Harp Guitars? for all known specimens|
|Unknown, Mirecourt, c.1830||Thorel, Mirecourt||Gaetano Guadagnini, Torino Italy, 1839 (special order)||Carl Knudsen, c.1847, Copenhagen, Denmark|
de Torres, Spain
|Vicente Arias, Spain, 1890||
de Gonzalez, Spain
(best guess according to guitar scholars
Luis Soira, Spain, c.1900
Despite the greatly enlarged, floor-resting soundbox, this
11 or 12-string (3+8?) is best placed in the Form 1c category.
See The Harp Guitars of Joseph Bohmann
|Vinaccia, Naples, 1900||Emanuele Egildo, Italy, 1926||Richard Jacob, Markneukirchen, 1933|
(Torres 11-string reproduction)
|Joseph Mayes, 2001 (7th floating D string, a la Lacôte)||Jack Sanders, 2006 (Lacote decacorde reproduction)||Jeffrey Elliott, 1990||Erwin
(for George Winston)
(for James Kline)
13-course (3 floating basses), made for himself. Hans played a fully fretted 12-string on his recordings
12-course (3 floating basses), made for Peter Lang.
Perth, Western Australia, 2005
A resophonic guitar (for Jeff Martin) with a 7th floating "drone," with movable nut for scale/tuning changes. Additional images on the builder's site here.
A 6 string with an unfretted A drone (for Emmylou Harris)
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