John Hollandsworth is a member of the Autoharp Hall of Fame. He is a master performer, teacher, and luthier. A native of southwest Virginia, he has grown up in the traditions of old time Appalachian string music. He is a member of several bands and builds high quality autoharps. He can be found at festivals and camps in the US and Europe performing, teaching and keeping the tradition alive.
Orthey Instruments: making classic autoharps since 1964. This is a beautiful instrument. I heard my first Orthey in the early 1990's when I purchased a "how to play autoharp" VHS tape from HomeSpun Music and wondered where the guy with the white beard got that marvelous sounding autoharp. Took me until nearly 2 decades later, but I found out! George Orthey is a marvelous human being who makes wonderful autoharps.