Known for their premium craftsmanship, ear pleasing sounds and wallet-friendly prices, Oscar Schmidt has become a legendary name in folk music all over the world. For over 100 years, Oscar Schmidt has been designing and manufacturing quality instruments for players of all skill levels throughout North America and Europe. In fact, one of their most popular products, the Oscar Schmidt mandolin, has been preferred by new and seasoned bluegrass musicians alike since its inception way back when. Oscar Schmidt is also known for the autoharp, as well as their collection of folk guitars, banjos and ukuleles. These options, in keeping with bluegrass customs, are meant to be enjoyed with friends and family; if your child or student shows an interest in creating music, explore our Oscar Schmidt autoharps and acoustic string instruments to carry on the tradition!
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Since their founding in 1871, the Oscar Schmidt Company creates modestly priced guitars, banjos, mandolins, zithers, ukuleles, and Autoharps. They are a legendary name in folk music around the world, known for designing instruments for players of all skill levels that feature premium woods, quality hardware, easy playing comfort, and superior tone and volume. Originating in the south, country guitar pickers and musicians in played Oscar Schmidt instruments because they were easy to learn, available locally, and inexpensive. Soon after developing a reputation for their quality artisanship and ear pleasing sounds, products like the Oscar Schmidt guitar by Washburn became an inextricable part of bluegrass and folk music. Oscar Schmidt continues the tradition they built by upholding their high standards for smooth fret ends, precision low action, and resonant sound quality.