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May 3rd, 2021

The story of a father and son and their misnamed lyre guitar

The Lyric Harp Guitar, or The Flying Beehees and Other Stories

April 4th, 2021

My memories of the late 6-string player and harp guitar builder

Enormously Sad, Forever Glad. Dave Evans (Dec 3, 1940 – Apr 4, 2021)

December 17th, 2020

Today's builders of re-created, interpreted and original theorboed guitars

Theorboed Guitar Re-creations

November 4th, 2020

Rich Eberlen's harp guitar conversion kits

The Cigar Box Stoessel Lute and Other Stringed Inventions

October 12th, 2019

Phil Schappert takes us through installing sharping levers on a Timberline

U Got 2 B Sharp: Adding Sharping Levers to a Timberline Harp Guitar

February 9th, 2019

Fantastic new sub-bass tuners hit the market

New Harp Guitar Sub-Bass Tuners

January 28th, 2019

Harp guitars at NAMM, 2019

Winter NAMM, 2019

September 3rd, 2018

The makers and style of this modern instrument

A Short – Yet Surprisingly Complete – History of the Modern Archguitar

April 27th, 2018

A new invention I discovered in Genoa

Massimo Traffano and the Brahms-Harp Guitar

January 28th, 2018

Harp guitars at NAMM

NAMM, 2018

January 12th, 2018

Profile of an obscure Italian harp guitar builder

Milanese Master Luthier Luigi Galimberti

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December 14th, 2017

A physics student studies a Kathy Wingert soundboard

Fun with Harp Guitar Physics or Will the Real Stephen Bennett Please Stand Up?

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October 25th, 2017

Unveiling a new entry-level instrument

Announcing the new Timberline Harp Guitar

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January 22nd, 2017 Harp Guitar players and builders at Winter NAMM, 2017

NAMM 2017
October 7th, 2016 Harp guitar builders at the first Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration

Harp Guitars at SBAIC
August 27th, 2016 New instruments with supers

Super-Treble Harp Guitar Videos
April 30th, 2016 Phil deGruy's new Guitarp

Guitarp Number 4!

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April 17th, 2016 Steve Klein gets back into harp guitars

Eine Kleine Harpguitarmusik

January 29th, 2016

A short visit to NAMM

NAMM, 2016

October 30th, 2015

Budding luthier Blair Johnson passes away

The Harp Guitarist Friend I Never Met

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October 17th, 2015

Recent historical instrument builds

New Harp Guitar Players, Builders and Music, Part 2

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September 25th, 2015

Recent contemporary instrument builds

New Harp Guitar Players, Builders and Music, Part 1

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August 22nd, 2015

The new Dyer Harp Guitar Company

21st Century Dyer Harp Guitars

April 25th, 2015

More new harp ukuleles

Harp Ukes – the Next Craze

February 21st, 2015

An accidental fire destroys Steve Wishnevsky's shop

Harp Guitars on Fire

February 12th, 2015

Scott Holloway's new "Dyer" trademark brand

The Return of the Dyer Harp Guitar

November 22nd, 2014

Latest "harp guitar relative" creations

Recent Harp Guitar Relatives

November 15th, 2014

Latest harp guitar creations

Recent Harp Guitar Builds

August 17th, 2014

John Sullivan's last harp guitar hits the market

John Sullivan’s Final Harp Guitar

July 10th, 2014 The new travel harp guitars from Luke Brunner

French Harp Guitarists Travel in Style

June 8th, 2014

The story of my aborted commission of a new Doolin harp guitar

The Harp Guitar That Never Was

April 13th, 2014

Builders' harp guitars are sometimes more zither than guitar


March 4th, 2014

Part 2 of our Fred Carlson Humanitar adventure with Alex de Grassi

Road Trip – Destination: Humanitar!

March 1st, 2014

The Humanitar, Part 1

It Lives! Unveiling the Humanitar

January 19th, 2014

The "folk art" musical instruments of Evan Binkley

Gujuleles and Other Creative Adventures
November 8th, 2013 More new instruments from the 11th Harp Guitar Gathering

HGG11: The Luthiers, Part 2
November 5th, 2013 New instruments at the 11th Gathering

HGG11: The Luthiers, Part 1
October 27th, 2013 I present the first-ever history of the harp guitar's open treble strings

HGG11: Sir Gregory on Super-Trebles
September 1st, 2013 Latest news on players of Tim's TDEHG

Checking in on Tim Donahue’s Plan for Electric Harp Guitar Global Domination
August 24th, 2013 Latest new harp ukulele designs

August 11th, 2013 A new luthier or two

Calling All Harp Guitar Builders
July 14th, 2013 Kinloch Nelson makes his own temporary HG

Kinloch Builds a Harp Guitar…
June 10th, 2013 Luthier presentation at the French harp guitar festival

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June 6th, 2013 More instruments and players from the ground-breaking festival

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May 10th, 2013 Emerald Guitars' new carbon fiber harp guitar

The Harp Guitar of the Future is Here
March 21st, 2013 I finally track down all the known harp guitars of the late Lance McCollum, and also reveal the full Michael Hedges/McCollum story

McCollum Harp Guitar Legacy, Part 2
March 16th, 2013 This one was sadly not able to be preserved in its original state

McCollum’s Harp Guitar Legacy, Part 1
February 21st, 2013 Gigantic harp mandolins!

The Mandolone Basso a Mezza-Lira
February 15th, 2013 Several new Indonesian builders get into the act

Indonesian Custom Harp Guitar Craze!
February 6th, 2013 Title says it all

Harp Guitar Modern Art: Then and Now
January 27th, 2013 Holloway and other interesting things at NAMM

NAMM: January, 2013
November 28th, 2012 Luthiers at the 10th Harp Guitar Gathering

HGG10: The Luthier Panel
November 26th, 2012 Keith Medley, our featured player, built his own unique instrument

HGG10: Keith Medley and his 27-string Harp Guitar
September 8th, 2012 A new re-creation of an old idea

The Thumb-buster Harp Guitar
August 26th, 2012 Not as rare as they once were

New Archtop Harp Guitars
August 18th, 2012 A new design

The Aliquotguitar

August 5st, 2012

New aNueNue harp ukuleles

The Harp Uke Craze

June 21st, 2012 New harp guitar builder Woodley White from Hawaii

New Hawaiian Harp Guitars

June 21st, 2012

A re-cap of all past and current Canadian builders

Canadian Harp Guitars, Past, Present and Future

June 15th, 2012

Italy's Max Monterosso creates a brand new travel HG!

Monterosso Travel Harp Guitar

June 10th, 2012

Fred Carlson's latest may be his most intricate yet


May 11th, 2012

Not harp guitars, but "cousins," as I visit Milan's School of Lutherie

Milan, Day 3: Civica Scuola di Liuteria

March 14th, 2012 New luthiers revisiting the curious "combolins" of the late Roy Williamson

The Mysterious, Magical Combolins

February 29th, 2012 Tim's got a new line of production TD electric harp guitars going

Tim Donahue’s Growing Electric Harp Guitar World

February 21th, 2012 New Holloway harp guitars include made-in-the-U.S. prototypes and a lefty

Holloways to the Right and Left of Me

January 2nd, 2012

Recent historical reproductions (some with a twist) by Bernhard Kresse

First Harp Guitar Build of the New Year

December 27th, 2011

Musician Tom Hoelle builds his first guitar - a Sullivan-Elliott harp guitar

Hoelle Harp Guitar

December 18th, 2011

Antonello Saccu builds a custom modern classical harp guitar for Christian Saggese

New Saccu for Saggese

December 16th, 2011

India's harp guitar builder Arul is back with a new Dyer variant

New Arul Harp Guitar

December 13th, 2011

Beloved harp guitar luthier Fred Carlson has his "Imaginary Instruments" book finally published

Fred’s Book is Here!

December 9th, 2011

Latest new builders

New Luthiers

October 20th, 2011

The Luthier Panel at the 9th annual Harp Guitar Gathering

HGG9: Luthier Panel and Demo

September 4th, 2011

Yes, there are other options besides Dyer knockoffs

Knutsen Kopies

August 27th, 2011

New Ukraine-built harp guitars

The Ukrainians Are Coming!

August 22nd, 2011

Another visit with Fred Carlson

…and Post-Healdsburg

August 20th, 2011

More harp guitars at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival

Healdsburg, Part 2

August 16th, 2011

New harp guitar sightings at Healdsburg

Healdsburg Trip, Part 1

August 6th, 2011

More on Keith Medley, who built his own imaginative instrument

Keith Medley, Part 2

July 24th, 2011

Latest luthier finds

New Luthiers

July 21st, 2011

Kathy and Jimmi Wingert are profiled in the FJ.  Plus Muriel Anderson, with her Doolin harp guitar

Fretboard Journal #22

May 16th, 2011

Jeffrey Elliott's unique classical steel-string harp guitar is back on the market

Dream Harp Guitar

May 12th, 2011

New builder Luciano Buscarini

New Italian Luthier

May 10th, 2011

Not a harp guitar, but a new form of an old "cousin"

Have You Heard of the Liuto Forte?

April 25th, 2011

Another handmade harp guitar of sorts

Pikasso HG on a Budget

April 20th, 2011

Respected builder Sedgwick is profiled in this issue

Steve Sedgwick’s U.K. Article

April 11th, 2011

More on the new build of an old design


March 30th, 2011

A rare historical harp guitar is recreated by Jan Tuláček

The Bogengitarre Lives Again

March 29th, 2011

More "meets minimum requirements" harp guitars - reproduction of original Viennese instruments

And MORE 8-strings (plus the odd 7…)

March 28th, 2011

Several players using new 8-string copies by Jan Tuláček

Attack of the 8-string Riess Copies

March 21st, 2011

A new modern harp mandolin by Martin Delabano

Latest Harp-Mando Finds

March 20th, 2011

Latest electric harp guitar finds on eBay

New Electric HGs

March 19th, 2011

An original harp guitar by the late Lance McCollum is up for sale

McCollum Harp Guitar

March 16th, 2011

New player and builder

Wallace & Reeder

March 12th, 2011

Mervyn Davis adds extra strings to his unique guitars

Smoothtalker Harp Guitar

March 10th, 2011

Builder Max Monterosso's first harp guitar is also a lefty

Harp Guitar Southpaws

February 23rd, 2011

Allan Beardsell's well-regarded harp guitars get some P.R.

Beardsell Sightings

February 22nd, 2011

The discovery of musician Keith Medley, who designed and built his own unique take on the harp guitar

Harp Guitar Medley

January 22nd, 2011

Several more new luthiers

New Luthiers, Part 4

January 15th, 2011

Harp guitar sightings at NAMM

NAMM, Day 3

January 14th, 2011

Holloway harp guitars at NAMM

NAMM Day 1

January 10th, 2011

Many new luthiers and instruments

New Luthiers, Part 3

January 7th, 2011

Catching up on the many new luthiers and instruments

New Instruments, Part 2

January 4th, 2011

New luthiers and instruments - harp ukes this time

New Instruments, Part 1

January 3rd, 2011

Tony Karol designs a new harp guitar

New Luthiers for the New Year

December 12th, 2010

A visit with Fred Carlson

Harp Guitar Road Trip!

December 9th, 2010

Not so much about the few harp strings, but the other unique gizmos

The Kertsopoulos Pneumatic Foot Pedal Guitar

December 3rd, 2010

Luthiers at the 8th annual Harp Guitar Gathering

HGG8: The Luthiers

November 8th, 2010

A baritone harp guitar build by David White

How Low Can You Go?

November 5th, 2010

Yes, a cigar box harp guitar!

Harp Guitar in a Box

October 23rd, 2010

Luke Brunner expands his Outdoor Harp Guitars with more custom commissions

Travel harp guitars are going strong

October 21st, 2010

Ken Bonfield's new harp guitar from Alan Carruth

Just in time for Halloween: The “Beastess”

October 17th, 2010

Focus on decent Chinese harp guitars 

Chinese HGs, part 2

October 16th, 2010

The title says it all

Chinese harp guitars: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

October 13th, 2010

Michael Dunn builds me a custom harp-uke!

Dunn is done!

October 5th, 2010

New harp uke by Harry Eibert for Dick Dilloff

Tenor, Dick and Harry

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