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I bought Oscar Schmidt Appalachian Autoharp modified for Bluegrass !

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Nov 19, 2019 - 6:31:31 PM
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26 posts since 9/25/2019

Here is my Oscar Schmidt OS-45B Autoharp I just bought on Ebay.
One thing nice about Autoharps is that you can modify the chordbar configuration and add chords that were not there before that you actually need !

One popular mod is called "Folk Friendly"
and I found dozens of other mod versions on the internet, but this one is a MYSTERY !!!

I don't know who came up with it, but it looks like it is perfect for bluegrass, especially songs in the key of D which would have been impossible before.

Factory Chordbar Setting : D Gm A7 Dm E7 Am D7
Eb F7 Bb C7 F G7 C G

My modified version : Em Am G7 D7 A7 E7 B7
F#min Bb F C G D A E

Pix attached. (modified plus a picture of an unmodified OS 45-B
I can see theres been a lot of switching around here, I wonder if the tuning is still the same?
Still a mystery who came up with this configuration, and the person I bought it from has no idea.

I may just convert the whole thing to 21 button, but this mod is interesting, and dunno who came up with it.

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:30:52 PM



14085 posts since 9/27/2007

Cool! Can we see the whole thing? 

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:49:01 PM
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26 posts since 9/25/2019

Originally posted by bubbalouie

Cool! Can we see the whole thing? 


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