Autoharp (Accord-Zither-Harfe)

Stringed instrument: K.A. Gütter, C.F. Zimmermann

(No part of Collection Oriwohl)

This stringed instrument, also known as the Autoharp (in German also: Volkszither or Accord-Zither-Harfe), is also presented here, even though it does not have any free reeds. But like an accordion, it has ready chords.

One key can be used to define a chord consisting of several individual notes.

The functional principle of the accordion was transferred to the zither.