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Re: Re: Re: Harp learning with Straight versus Extended soundboard

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emma-graham
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I don’t know where you are geographically but as she is very small have you considered a pilgrim progress if it is available near you? They have a very good even tone and are the perfect size for little children learning pedal harp.
http://www.pilgrimharps.co.uk/progress.htm
The other thing to consider would be upgrading to a better lever harp which has an even tone that you are happier with. That might be easier to trade in when she is big enough to have a wider choice when making the decision on which pedal harp to go for. There is a smaller Salvi Daphne avaiable with 40 strings. http://www.harpconnection.com/storepages/Daphne-40.html
Also the Aoyama etude 42 is small and Aoyamas tend to be light.
http://www.morleyharps.co.uk/acatalog/Etude_42.html
All are worth comparing with the Clio. As others have said the extended versus straight soundboard wouldn’t affect her studies – just the way the harp projects. Hope you manage to find what you and your daughter are looking for. Best of luck to you both.