This month I am experimenting with the harp guitar. The one I am currently playing is a replica of the 1910 Dyer version. This one is made in Mexico from the Paracho region where there are many little independent guitar makers. My guitar technician tells me that there are some very strange design elements when it comes to how the harp neck is attached and how the low strings are positioned through the bridge. Definitely a guitar that was handmade without the use of modern machines. (I’ll send the photo from home later tonight)
The guitar sounds fantastic however and stays in tune well enough to get through a take in a recording. I am experimenting with a variety of tunings but seem to be partial to D, C, Bb, A, G, F (descending) at the moment. I will post some sound bits next month from the recordings I am using this axe on.