I built my first autoharp after Lois Attended a Bryan Bowers concert with a friend. When she came home she said “I don’t know what he is doing but I want to do that.”After some research and a trip to The Ozark Folk Center for some autoharp workshops, I found that Bryan was playing diatonic autoharps.I built the first as a two key A and D in 1985. It is still playable although Lois doesn’t play it anymore. We recently completed autoharp number two hundred. In the 1990s Lois started helping in the shop as she still does. Also at that time we began to build chord bar sets for replacements. These have proven to be popular.We are now working on adding wild cherry to the maple and walnut chord bars we currently produce.