Have to say, I generally agree with Carl… to a point. Except with a caveat. When he says L&H is the way to go if you are going to be a professional harpist in N. America I can agree if professional means classical orchestral harpist.
However there are other professionals out there who either don’t play in an orchestra or don’t play classical music (solo wedding jobs, playing in a jazz combo etc…).
So if you are a classical orchestral harpist then L&H is probably the way to go.
But I still think that Camacs are generally just as good quality in terms of longevity and durability (perhaps even greater durability). And for any number of other setting are just as, and in some cases better suited than a L&H.