Harp Guitar Form 2a
Additional Neck harp string attachment, Headstocks are unattached.
RESEARCHERS: Please understand that many of the
instruments on this page were not originally referred to as "harp
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See The Harp Guitars of Joseph Bohmann
|Maurer (Larson)||Maurer (Larson)||Maurer (Larson)|
|See also Maurer Harp Guitars Special Feature|
|H.F.Meyers, 1909||H.F.Meyers, 1910||Leland
(Washburn brand), c.1915
||MAYFLOWER, c.1900-?||May Flower?|
|(see May Flower feature)|
|This is a fascinating group of instruments only recently come to light. Robert Hartman and others have previously stated the belief that some or all Meyers guitars, along with guitars and mandolins marked Leland or May Flower were built by the Larson brothers. Likewise, these three different harp guitar "brands" are all Chicago-made, of the same general period, and likely all built by the Larsons. Note the similarities of all three styles.|
This is the 3rd brand of archtop harp guitar known (after Gibson and Shutt)
|Regal, from 1930 Tonk Bros catalog||Altpeter, 1927
Rastelli, 1866, Genova, Italy
(appears to be the remains of a double-neck with 3 sub-basses)
Garganese, Monopoli, Italy, 1915
Note the 12 strings on the neck!
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