This page is for all autoharp lovers, pickers and grinners, and is brought to you by Lindsay Haisley, FMP Computer Services and the Cyberpluckers autoharp community. It may help you stay up-to-date on autoharp news and help you connect with players, performers, luthiers and other resources for the instrument.

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We sadly note the passing of our friend, master autoharp luthier George Orthey. George left us on August 18, 2020 after many decades of, among his many contributions, raising the bar for excellence in custom made autoharps. George was an amazing person, a gifted musical instrument engineer in spite of longstanding hearing issues. Along with Mary Lou Orthey, his wife of many years, he founded the annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering, the original and premier music festival by, for and about autoharp players. He and Mary Lou were inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame in 1998, and were beloved by all of us who love the instrument. For those of us who knew George, he was kind, generous, funny and eccintric enough to spawn a wealth of lovely stories which we'll be telling each other for many years. If you were an autoharp player, or just a fan, and in his neighborhood, he would let you know that you had a standing invitation to his home, his guest house and his shop.

George was not only a great autoharp luthier, but also a teacher, and over the years took on apprentices who learned his craft and who have carried on his reputation for making amazing instruments. Among these are Greg Schreiber and Tom Fladmark, both of whom are now highly respected autoharp luthiers in their own right.

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Luthiers, Artists, Clubs, Novelties ...
Autoharp Luthiers & Supplies Autoharp Clubs Other Autoharp Info
Fladmark Autoharps
d'Aigle Autoharps
Timbre Line Music
Lumbert Mountain Music
Ray Choi Autoharps
Blue Ridge Autoharps
Evo Bluestein's Evoharp
Harp Doctor ("The Unicoi")
Autoharps By Peter Barberio
Schreiber Autoharps
Chuck Daniels Arkansas Autoharp
Bob Lewis - The Autoharp Works
Whippoorwill Acoustics
*Capital 'Harpers Club
*Quakertown Autoharp Society
The Playable Cyber-Autoharp.
Augusta Heritage Festival
An iPhone autoharp app
Another Autoharp App (Android too)
Mark Gunn's Autoharp Radio
Autoharp Artists' Schedules
Sheet Music From Charles Whitmer
The Autoharp Hall Of Fame
Artists' Websites
Evo Bluestein's home page
Cathy Britell's home page
Bryan Bowers' home page
Roz Brown's home page
Lindsay Haisley's home page
Laura Lind's home page
Adam Miller's home page
Karen Mueller's home page
Jo Ann Smith's home page
Carol Stober's home page
Bill Palmer's Autoharp Pages
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Picks, Strings, Etc.
Other Links
Articles

The Autoharp Page is soliciting articles. Please send email to fmouse@fmp.com if you have an article you'd like to submit.
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* * Changing Strings?? * *

We found this excellent video by Tom Fladmark and Greg Schreiber that tells how the cow eats the cabbages when it comes to string changing!

* * The Cyberpluckers * *

The Cyberpluckers is a collection of autoharp players and autoharp music lovers who work and play (when they're not playing music) on the Internet. The Cyberpluckers keep in touch by means of an electronic mailing list. You can join the discussion by subscribing to the list and participating.

* * Who is King of the Autoharp * *

According to a number of authoritative and reputable sources, Bonnie Phipps is currently the reigning King of the Autoharp. This coronation was by unanimous decision of the Autoharp Board of Authorities, duly convened and in official session on October 19, 2020. The former reigning sovereign, Judie Pagter, graciously abdicated to allow the honor to be shared and appreciated by a larger audience.

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