Tonedevil S-12 harp guitar
Brand new, cherry picked harp guitar!



Tone and Dave Powell have been building guitars, mandolins and harp guitars for many years now, and continue to make improvements on their harp guitars.  Their new Idaho factory has updated equipment and lots of space for more of an assembly line flow to help keep costs down.  Their S-12 harp guitar ― their base model ― is thus one of the most affordable harp guitars currently made in America.

Inspired greatly by Chris Knutsenís hundred-year-old harp guitars, the Powell brothers have created a repeatable product with sufficiently attractive aesthetics that fills a nice niche between entry-level and more expensive handmade harp guitars.

To this end, appointments are kept simple, the satin finish is held to a reasonable minimum with visible open grains on the back and sides, while hardware, set-up and tone are all excellent. They now include solid wood binding on the top and back.  Itís nicely balanced and powerful acoustically, with a passive Tonedevil 3-contact piezo pickup system to crank it up live.  Note that it has 14 frets to the body, as compared to the Dyerís 12!  As you may have heard, I insist on stocking the best-sounding (and looking) instruments the brothers can supply.  This one is the best of what they currently offer.

Hereís the harp guitar master Dave Powell himself playing a nearly identical instrument:

Some recent testimonials Iíve received:

"The Tonedevil was exactly what I was looking for; a well made, quality instrument that sounds  and plays fantastic at a price point affordable.  I sincerely appreciate the knowledge and recommendations you shared with me making this purchase a most enjoyable experience.  I am hooked on this instrument!  Thank you Gregg!!" - Larry Elfenbein, February, 2016

"Thanks for the extreme care in packaging.  (The Tonedevil) arrived in great condition.  Best $600 "upgrade" that I've ever made.  Prior instrument I tried did not have any where near the tone quality the Tonedevil has.  Nor to the non-professional eye, the quality workmanship.  Thanks for a world class transaction and an excellent instrument.  Please pass on my appreciation to the Powell brothers for making a quality value for a first timer entering what I hope will be many years of enjoyment." ― Jerry Brown, June, 2014

"It's a wonderful sounding instrument.  I'm extremely pleased with its sustain, tone & playability." ― Bruce Labadie

The list of musicians now playing this worthy alternative to the ubiquitous Dyer copies out there continues to grow.  Your turn!

Ė Gregg "Sir Gregory" Miner


  • Top: Inland Northwest Englemann Spruce

  • Bracing: Englemann Spruce 

  • Back/Sides: Solid Ribbon-cut African Mahogany

  • Neck: Plain-sawn African Mahogany

  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood

  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood

  • Binding: Black Walnut

  • Ebony bridge pins

  • Dot side markers

  • Gotoh 16:1 Tuners

  • Bone Saddles and Nut

  • Satin lacquer open grain finish

  • Passive 3-Contact Pickup System

  • Scale: 25-1/2"

  • Nut width: 1-7/8"

  • Sub-bass scale: 27-33"

  • Lower Bout: 15-1/2"

  • Soft gig bag

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Price: $2450 SOLD

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