Sidney, my apologies if I misinterpreted what you meant. As someone who writes professionally for a living, I tend to interpret the written word literally. When you said “lever harp” and referred to how a lever harp should sound, I didn’t realize you strictly meant folk harps and folk harp sound. I agreed with you in my first post that the Prelude and Troubadour don’t have a celtic or folk sound. But I do still feel that those concert tension and sounding lever harps are not just for those starting out until you can switch to pedal as many of our regular posters demonstrate.