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Neal - one of his very funky harp guitars has been in Gallery 3a from the beginning.  Dyer owner Ron Petit is co-designing and comissioning a couple instruments from Steve (I guess because it is a chance to very creative yet inexpensive!).


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I think this is a repeat auction, didn't sell, but not sure...

http://cgi.ebay.com/1906-Gibson-Harp-Guitar_W0QQitemZ200095167747QQcategoryZ118983QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Steve is well known in the (electric) mando community - if you want something cheap and weird he's the go to guy. For example, he's well known for crazy looking mandocellos.

The only thing (and I'm sure he'd agree with me here) is you have to really really really make sure the instrument he's making for you is exactly what you want. His lefty-shoulda-been-righty HG is a good example - sometimes he kinda forgets details like that and you end up with something you weren't expecting.

This happened to me when I commissioned something from him, and I had to refuse the instrument.   I still search eBay for Wishnevsky, just to see what he's come up with lately... One of these days I'm sure I'll own something by him.




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Hey folks,

I just noticed this Gibson at http://cgi.ebay.com/Gibson-Harp-Guitar-Style-U-with-original-Hard-Case_W0QQitemZ290103015863QQihZ019QQcategoryZ33025QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem .
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Scalloped fret electric "harp" guitar on ebay right now. Very interesting instrument. Check the staggered headstock! I know Gregg has a pic of a similar one on the site but this one seems unique.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stratocaster-Harp-guitar-sitar-Fender-custom-shop_W0QQitemZ230118795201QQihZ013QQcategoryZ47069QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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It's a Pentasitar made by a compagny form Alex Gregory, he is quite a Morr*n who clames he invented the 7 strings guitar AND the tuning in 5th... Now probably he will clame he invented the harp guitar...
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Benoit...
Wow, Your 100th post (at least since the Forum re-do last year). Congratulations. I remember you from the Yahoo Group days always with advice, opinions and the "eBay joke-of-the-day".
I also remember you being very proud to have just finished your orange sunburst 18+ string HG. How is it holding up and how is the new one coming? (Sorry if you've dealt with this subject already, I'm new ).

That Double-Neck on the BMS site looks "Dreamy" ! Is it going to be 12/6 or what? Please keep me updated on its progress. 

I also enjoyed reading your write-up on the Gibson HGs on the site.Very thurough (it seems) and fascinating!

If I could ask you please, since you seem to be a bit of a Schrammel expert...
Except for the fact that I probably payed way too much for it (I was desperate at the time to just get SOMETHING Harpguitar related) do you have any thoughts on the Kontra neck(s) I have? Except for a couple of stains in the wood on the back, it seems to be in outstanding shape. The guy who sold it to me said that he bought the inventory of a small music store in Germany and this was in the basement. Any opinions good or bad would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello:
       The neck looks cool. You have to know 2 tings: You will need custom made tuners and hand made nuts for the bass strings. I can supply you the tuners but I need the measures of the entire neck! Holes sizes, strings shafts spacing, length of the different holes... For the body... It's another story... Almost ALL kontras have a ladder bracing but you can built a fan bracing body. usually 17" is the best for the sound... To attach the neck to the body... Does the neck heal have a hole?
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No hole in the heel, Ben.



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It's a Pentasitar made by a compagny form Alex Gregory


HOW DARE YOU DIS' THE MAESTRO!

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Actually I hate him

About the neck, if there is no hole you cant screw it so YOU are screwed ... Just kidding... You need to make a hole for the screw that hold the neck on the body. I can send you photos...
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Harwood-Harp-Guitar-6-subs-Brazilian-rosewood-c-1900_W0QQitemZ280106361566QQihZ018QQcategoryZ118982QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Actually I hate him

About the neck, if there is no hole you cant screw it so YOU are screwed ... Just kidding... You need to make a hole for the screw that hold the neck on the body. I can send you photos...
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Ben

Thanks Ben...
I guess this is getting to the point where we should bring it to a different part of the HG forum but for now...

I understand that these necks sadly were made to be Bolt-On only (I assume anyway). And I know that tuners etc. can't just be found at "Dewey-Cheetum and Howe Music" down the street, but I guess my main question first would be if there was any way in the World to convert a Guitar body built for a Set-Neck to one that can stage a Bolt-On neck.

I understand that if I use any existing body (Bolt-On ready or not) I will need to have some bracing work done as this body was not meant for 9 extra sub-bass strings but is this sort of conversion even remotely possible or am I dreaming again?
Thanks!  

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It would be as far as eazy to built compleatly a body...
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Hey Chris.....Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe is the lawyers office. Try the guitar shop next door!

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Hey,

The Pentasitar is actually kind of similar in outline to a 17-string baritone nylon string guitar with treble harp section that I'm just starting construction of.  Cool!

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Hey Fred,

Is the 17-string baritone with treble harp section due to appear at Healdsburg this year?

Take care!

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Hi Frank!

Yes, the "Barikoto", as I'm calling it, is slated to appear at Healsdburg.  Or rather was....that plan is probably being scrapped as Fred Finally Faces Reality once again!!

But you never know.  I'm relatively hopeful that the New Dream will be there and will be demo-ed by Alex de Grassi on Friday afternoon; I'm hoping he'll play the piece he's been working on composing/learning especially for that instrument.  Possibly the Flying Dream will be there, too, since I'll have both back from the Carlsbad exhibit (I'm doing some work on the Flying Dream while it's on this coast).

I'd love to have the Barikoto and the Banjalarpe, both of which are getting their tops braced right now.  But there's just too much to do and much too little time!!

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Fred, its been far too long since we have had pictures from your workshop.  I await them with breathless anticipation.

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ps. did you get my email?

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Has this already been posted? Looks pretty cool...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nice-old-harp-guitar-Gitarre-Jos-Martin-Wuerzburg_W0QQitemZ170105829416QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem




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Whollotta Bohmann stuff up now...


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This one isn't actually on eBay, but check out the 1925 Mozanni for sale at http://www.vintage-instruments.com/navigate/catidx5.htm .  This shop is run by Frederick Oster who does the instrument appraisals for the Antiques Roadshow.

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Amazing!
         Aparently an American compagny desided to make affordables harps guitars but then desided to try to find as much usless featurs as possible:
-12 nylon strings on neck.
-4 basses.
-a 2" gap between strings banks.

So they redid a BRUNO harp guitar but worth thanh the original!

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ACOUSTIC-HARP-GUITAR-NYLON-AND-STEEL-PROFESSIONAL_W0QQitemZ190114953491QQihZ009QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Agreed - who IS their "product consultant"?  This is the same outfit that offered that cheap harp mando (in my Gallery).  Still, the price is right.


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They aparentlyjust took a double neck body and "changed" it to a harp guitar... Did you noticed the fake German neck construction???
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