The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #128675 Message #2882282
Posted By: beeliner
08-Apr-10 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: Disastrous Autoharp Purchase
Subject: RE: Disastrous Autoharp Purchase
You should probably return it. It sounds like it has been modified, but that is not unusual, I just finished modifying one and am about to list it on eBay. If the modification is an improvement, these usually sell on eBay for more than a atandard model. Of course, the nature of the modifications should be stated in the description.
With regard to the buzzing strings, do the windings cross the bridge and nut? If so, AHA! They should be stripped down so that only the core string crosses. But that's not hard to do, you can do it yourself.
Personally, I wouldn't go near a 21-chord model of either Schmidt or Chromaharp. The chord bars are too narrow and there's just too much else to go wrong.
Your 15 chord Chroma is a fine instrument, I play one myself.