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Thread #126074   Message #2797380
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
27-Dec-09 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Autoharp Advice Sought
Subject: RE: Autoharp Advice Sought
beeliner - bear in mind that autoharps are strung with a mixture of plain and wound strings.
I can understand you not wanting to find money to buy individually expensive strings if a cheaper alternative is available.
Personally I would use info from the autoharp supplies people as a starting point for deciding what type and gauge of string to buy.

If you have managed to string most of the instrument using guitar and other wire, perhaps it may be worth considering finishing off your set with individual "autoharp" strings. Expensive by comparison, but not many of them, so not as bad a could be...

A link or two if you haven't already got them!

www.autoharpworks.com
www.autoharpmusic.com
www.juststrings.com

Quack!
GtD.