Archive for the ‘Historical Makers’ Category

Recent Harp Guitar Albums

I had originally titled this “CD Releases” and realized that it’s probably time to stop referencing “compact discs” – you know, those shiny round things in nice colorful plastic or cardboard packaging.  I still buy them (and yes, bought a couple of these to support the artists), as I usually only have time to listen […]

Danish Harp Guitar Discoveries

I was fortunate a few months ago to have inspired one of my readers enough for them to tackle a new research project and author an article for us.  He is Thomas Nielsen of Denmark, and his piece is a rare English language look at Danish guitarist Soffren Degen, our current Harpguitars.net Player of the […]

Some Assembly Required

Yes, it’s Christmas morning, and in keeping with the nostalgia theme of Jaci’s and my annual holiday card, here’s a tribute to all the fathers (and less I sound too 2016 politically incorrect, a mother or two) who ever had to unfold those detailed yet inarticulate plans and actually try to assemble the attractive item […]

HGG14: Stanley Alexandrowicz

By now I’m sure you can see just how much harp guitar we pack in at these Gatherings – and we’ve still a ways to go for HGG14, where we last finished up with some new luthier surprises. Ever since my first, long-winded (and still unfinished!) lecture on Chris Knutsen at the inaugural Harp Guitar […]

Super-Treble Harp Guitar Videos

I’ve noticed an increase in the amount of players of “harp guitars with super-trebles” lately – along with the occasional new instrument – in new videos via Facebook and YouTube, so thought I’d do a quick update for those who might otherwise miss some of this news.  And thanks to all who alert me to […]

Bohmann’s Contra Bass Harp Guitars

Six months ago, I wrote about a giant circa 1900 baritone harp guitar by F. W. Walton (the one on the right).  In that article, I theorized that Walton may have copied a then-recent creation of Chicago’s Joseph Bohmann – namely, his Contra Bass Harp Guitar (on the left). Incredibly, at least four of these […]

Harp Guitars in the Stearns Collection

In my June description of the recent AMIS meeting in Vermillion, South Dakota, I mentioned the new discoveries I made in the very first morning session: “The Finds of a Curio-Hunter: Frederick Stearns and His Collection” – presented by previous collection curator Chris Dempsey. I’ve since done some follow-on research and am ready to report! […]

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Harwood Harp Guitars But Were Afraid To Ask

And I do mean everything. Back in 2004, included from the very beginning of Harpguitars.net, I had posted a short page on “Harwood” harp guitars.  That unassuming article has since expanded in surprising directions and grown by leaps and bounds, fueled by a continuing wave of new discoveries from all sorts of friends, colleagues, strangers […]

Gibson Harp Guitars: To the World’s Fair and Beyond!

This one was so cool it quickly outgrew the blog to become a Harp Guitar of the Month and permanent part of our growing Gibson section of Harpguitars.net…read on!

The National Music Museum

Geek out!  Besides the Harp Guitar Gathering, one of the best weeks of the year for an instrument nerd like myself is the annual AMIS meeting.  Finding myself inexplicably on the membership committee this year, I may as well tell you that if I don’t get some of you to join the American Musical Instrument […]


Harpguitars.net
Home

The Harp Guitar Foundation            The Harp Guitar Gathering®

History          Players         Music         Luthiers         Iconography         Articles 

 Forum                 About                Links                Site Map                Search               Contact

All Site Contents Copyright © Gregg Miner, 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright and Fair Use of material and use of images: See Copyright and Fair Use policy.