Autoharp or barred zither.
Place MadeLargs; Europe; Scotland; United Kingdom
Date Made(Early 20th Century)
DescriptionTechnical description: Black painted wooden body and action. 14 buttons for (from bottom left hand to top left hand) tonic, subdominant, supertonic minor, mediant minor, dominant, supertonic 7th, subdominant minor, (from bottom right hand to top right hand) dominant 7th, relative minor, tonic 7th, submediant 7th, tonic diminished, mediant major, dominant minor. Slide for transposing into different keys, and keybed plan under the strings to act as a guide. 37 strings, chromatic over three octaves from G₁ to G?, transposer in middle octave allowing any pitch within the octave. Strings hitched to the bottom, sliding over iron bridge wires. Square headed tuning-pins. Nut pins set behind the iron wire allowing side draft. Red coloured buttons. Green felt under the transposing box. The lowest 15 notes are on a nut parallel to the bridge, the remainder on an angled nut.
Notesd.p. martin, 1996-1997.
Provenanceon loan to the Collection.