Kreig and Stan,
Thank you for sharing. I apparently misunderstood the lifetime of soundboards! This has definitely changed my opinion of this harp. I will make it out to view it in a couple weeks.
Richard, thank you very much for the very resourceful link.
I know this is a bit like trying to be your own doctor, so for anyone in the future who reads this and is in a similar situation, let me disclose that I’m aware I’m taking a risk that – in the worst-case scenario – could spell a financial disaster. So do not do what I’m doing unless you are comfortable with the potential consequences of inexperience.
( I am going to look anyway to see if I can find a harp tech nearby…)