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Thread #85248   Message #1578835
Posted By: DonMeixner
08-Oct-05 - 11:17 AM
Thread Name: $$ for Vintage Autoharp?
Subject: RE: $$ for Vintage Autoharp?
Hi Janie

I have played a lot of Autoharp over the years and restored more than few. I must admit that the 21 Bar harps are my least favorite of the bunch. I have usually tossed the 21 bar mechanism and built it back to a 12 bar diatonic model.

I really don't think they are vintage yet.

They best way to maximise the money you can get for it is by way of private sale to an individual. Wilco is very correct about what a retail store will buy them for or give value for as a trade-in. I think the silent auction at the GEtaway is a great way to do this.