Harp/Guitar/Banjo......? Should I?

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  1. TwitTheShred

    TwitTheShred Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm not really sure if this post belongs here so i'm sorry in advance. I'm currently faced with the opportunity to purchase this crazy instrument for £350...........

    Whats the general consensus? Should i do it?

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    Sorry for the crude photo!

    Edit: I manged to find a better photo online. I still have zero information about this instrument!

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  2. Lankles

    Lankles Fuelled by Chicken alone.

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    If you have a solid plan for what you want to do with it, fire away.

    If not, there's bound to be something out there with more utility for your existing projects.
     
  3. bloc

    bloc tha vagina finda

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    Looks like a novelty to me. Sleep on it and then make your decision.
     
  4. asher

    asher So Did We

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    That does not look like it'd be a particularly effective harp...
     
  5. Halowords

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    I am kind of inline with what the others have said. If you play guitar, banjo, and harp, or are interested in incorporating those into your music, why not? If not, you have a six-note harp, an acoustic guitar, and a banjo.

    For the right player or style, maybe that is a magical blend of styles and ranges. For me, I think the right multiscale or instruments separately would be a bit more useful, and probably weigh less. So, honestly, it depends on you and how (or if) you would use it. Just one take.

    -Cheers
     
  6. yingmin

    yingmin Parker über alles

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    It's not really a harp; it's a harp guitar. The six "harp" strings are tuned diatonically and used for adding lower bass notes to your regular guitar playing.

    I would buy the .... out of this, but I am a strange bird indeed.
     
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    yingmin Parker über alles

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    Actually, looking at it again, if it is intended to be a harp guitar, it's a poorly designed one, since the bass strings are much too far away from the fretted strings to be playable.

    This is what a harp guitar should look like. Notice that there is almost no gap between the bass strings and the fretted strings.

     
  8. TwitTheShred

    TwitTheShred Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking exactly the same thing yingman.

    I'm still very tempted to buy it though (thinking i may be able to get a discount too) This instrument just seems to weird to pass up.........
     
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    TwitTheShred Well-Known Member

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    I put an offer in for this today and it was accepted. I'm still between minds weather to follow through on this.

    How much do you guys think something like this would usually be worth?
     
  10. Lankles

    Lankles Fuelled by Chicken alone.

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    Less.



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  11. Halowords

    Halowords SS.org Regular

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    Hard to say. If buying new, if it is at all decent, probably more based on the materials alone. If you think you might use it, even if you end up flipping it you are probably not out much. If you end up using it, you have a fairly unique and diverse instrument to play with.

    On the other hand, I do wonder as yingmin noted, how much that space between the guitar and the harp portion would negatively affect playability when utilizing the harp section.

    -Cheers
     

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