Oscar Schmidt OS45CE The Appalachian Electric Autoharp - 2021 report by Whydis

Oscar Schmidt OS45CE The Appalachian Electric Autoharp

The OS45 features a unique flower shaped sound hole. Also available with pickup as the OS45CE.

Reviews by Features

Tuner

(8 reviews)
Tone

(3 reviews)
Play

(3 reviews)
Feature

(4 reviews)
Model

(3 reviews)
Harp

(3 reviews)
Photo

(1 reviews)
Music

(2 reviews)
Sound

(9 reviews)
Tune

(6 reviews)
Autoharp

(13 reviews)
Case

(3 reviews)
String

(9 reviews)

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Reviews around tuner (5.00 of 5)

  • But it's a very well-made instrument in my opinion, and I'm ordering a new one with the fine tuners.
  • This model does not have fine tuners or equalizer, just a passive (no battery required) pickup.
  • The Os45ce (capitalization is only difference) has the tuner, equalizer, battery compartment, fine tuners and a case.
  • This harp does not have fine tuners, but that hasn't been an issue.
  • but I still need to tweak the little hex head setscrews of the fine tuners when I play it out
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Reviews around tone (5.00 of 5)

  • The accoustic tone is warmer than other brands, which tend to be more favorable to the high end register and brighter
  • I could gush on and on about the sweet tone and the ease of playing this 'harp affords
  • The instrument has great, wonderful, WARM tones in low to mid range and clear sparkling highs that are a joy to hear on the Christmas classics.

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Reviews around play (5.00 of 5)

  • that I am hard placed to name any other downs to this wonderful sounding, great playing intermediate/pro level harp
  • That let me set the autoharp up in a different layout for easier playing on folk and Bluegrass type songs.
  • Instrument was beautiful and in perfect playing condition

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Reviews around feature (5.00 of 5)

  • The pickup is a great feature and solves any volume issues as well as masking the silenced strings on each chord.
  • In summary, this is a well constructed instrument with many great features and it sounds great when played through an amp
  • A very important feature Notation to OSCAR SCHMIDT COMPANY
  • One nice feature of this model is that you can rearrange the bars fairly easily to suit the music you play on it

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Reviews around model (5.00 of 5)

  • There were several other models I was looking at purchasing, but as a beginner with this instrument, I don't think I could have picked a better model.
  • I contacted Butler Music right away, and within 24 hours, I received an email from Andy with a sincere apology for the mix-up and a tracking number for the correct model (along with a return shipping label)
  • This model sounds more like a harp and less like a guitar than models with say, a maple top

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Reviews around harp (5.00 of 5)

  • I think it is a perfect harp for a beginning to intermediate player.
  • I have waited years to buy a nice electric harp only to be very disappointed in its quality.
  • The harp is very easy to play compared to guitar

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Reviews around photo (5.00 of 5)

  • The two star rating is for the lack of enough photos (1 photo), meager product description, and misdirected reviews that make an informed purchase difficult.

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Reviews around music (5.00 of 5)

  • Then last New Years my wife and I were vacationing in Pigeon Forge, TN and I found a really wonderful music shop there
  • I've had it checked by our local music store that works on autoharps and they can't find it either

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Reviews around sound (4.33 of 5)

  • Negatives are that some of the chord bars have uneven felt which doesn't silence the necessary strings properly, leading to an unpleasant sound on some chords, especially with amp.
  • With the finger picks, you can really make a powerful sound!
  • It holds the tuning very well, and it has a really nice sound, whether it's used as an acoustic instrument or plugged into an AMP.
  • This is a beautiful instrument, with an excellent sound both acoustically, and plugged in
  • It has a beautiful sound (once the strings that buzzed were adjusted)
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Reviews around tune (4.03 of 5)

  • I am returning the harp because of the uneven felt pads and the loose tuning pins, and the very tight cable receptacle.
  • If you're playing by yourself you probably don't need to be tuning it every time you pick it up as it seems to keep fairly good tune with itself
  • I was especially impressed with one model, very similar to the OS45CE that I'm reviewing, with the electronic pre-amp and a fine tuning system, and decided that this is what I wanted
  • It holds the tuning very well, and it has a really nice sound, whether it's used as an acoustic instrument or plugged into an AMP.
  • I am so glad I got the model with the electric pick up, as It plugs right in to my electronic tuner, which makes for much easier tuning.
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Reviews around autoharp (3.70 of 5)

  • For a mass production item this autoharp rates well with custom made a-harps.
  • the autoharp had a chord button damaged when I opened the package, I was able to repair it myself, only because I have played autoharp for many years.
  • It is the best, without a doubt, the best under $1200.00 autoharp on the market.
  • WHERE on this NEW instrument do I have the "OPTION" of attaching my Strap to secure my Autoharp
  • The Oscar Schmidt OS45CE autoharp completely eliminates the tuning problem.
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Reviews around case (3.22 of 5)

  • I recommend buying a hard or soft case with this autoharp just for the purpose of storing and carrying
  • The Os45ce (capitalization is only difference) has the tuner, equalizer, battery compartment, fine tuners and a case.
  • I was disappointed to find that the pick up is passive, no volume or tone control, also no built in tuner, also a soft case would have been appreciated

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Reviews around string (1.61 of 5)

  • As I feared, the new one also had bad looking strings, so I called Customer service again, hoping to get a new set of strings, which Amazon carries
  • The second thing I noticed was how awful the strings looked
  • I was looking for an easy string instrument to play and to have my friends play along with my accordion
  • If the strings had been better, I would have given the autoharp a five star review
  • But the strings were corroded-as if they were used already- and many
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More about Oscar Schmidt OS45CE The Appalachian Electric Autoharp

  • The OS45 features a unique flower shaped sound hole
  • Also available with pickup as the OS45CE.