Organology: Harp Guitar "Relatives"
Note to the casual reader or researcher: This Reference Gallery features historical instruments that are not harp guitars, but “relatives” or distant “cousins” – presented on Harpguitars.net for historical and organological comparison.
Sympathetic String Guitars
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|Porcel, Barcelona, 1867||Hartman, 1897, Pat #586,032||Flemmings,
This version has 6 sympathetics inside the body.
The sympathetics on this specimen are described as "strings" - I am not sure if they are actually the metal rods like the patent at right. See Frets.com for a similar instrument.
"tone bars," 1915, Pat #1,128,217
The patent version uses 4 metal "tone bars" to provide sympathetic vibrations.
|Olsen, 1924, Pat #1,489,710||Sternheimer,
Patent # 2,565,016
12 strings tuned chromatically, no strummed
12 internal sympathetic strings
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