Organology: Harp Guitar "Relatives"
Note to the casual reader or researcher: This Reference Gallery features historical instruments that are not harp guitars, but “relatives” or distant “cousins” – presented on Harpguitars.net for historical and organological comparison.
There are three forms, and they more or less duplicate the three types of Form 3 harp guitars - without the additional sub-bass or harp strings.
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|Otto Anderson, 1895-1899
Porto, Sicily, c.1898-1903
|Pete Sharp Sharp guitar,1990s||Takahiro Shimo,
7 strings on the neck
|Carl C. Anderson, San Francisco, 1895||Carlo Godone|
Type B (Note the difference between these "lyre" forms of standard guitars compared to earlier "lyre guitars."
|Unknown||Giacinto Santagiuliana, 1829||Washburn, c.1892||Lyric "Behee Harp Guitar," c.1955-1965 (based on c.1900-1907 patent)||Espana.
|Anderson, ca.1898 (for Knutsen)||Mozzani,
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