Assessing a Used Harp


Question: What is the most important thing to look for when assessing the condition of a used harp?

There is no single component of a harp that can speak for the whole instrument. Could that question be answered about a car, for instance? There are several primary structural and mechanical issues I look at when inspecting any harp, and it would be irresponsible to state that any one of them was the most important. It would be like saying as long as a car’s transmission is in good shape, then it’s probably a good buy. But what if the head gasket is leaking and the exhaust system is rusted out?

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