Yes, I have. In fact many harps Venus Harps sells I’ve seen costs under $16,000 including the Venus Encore. That instrument have kept me drooling to want one for a long time for it reminded me of the Lyon & Healy style 15 harps that are almost made in the same format as the Encore. I would rather buy a brand new Encore than go rent an old beat-up harp that needs fixin’ to be honest with you. It’ll indeed be a delight to invest in buying a brand new harp rather than a used one. That way I will never have to waste money fixing and adding on to the harp while I can just enjoy the Encore harp as it is– with a crown on top.