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$400 mystery harp on Craig’s list

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  • #73073
    deb-l
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    It’s hard to make out details from the pictures, this is an older harp, I think I want to take a look at it to get a better look.

    #73074
    deb-l
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    I spoke to the woman selling this harp.

    #73075
    barbara-brundage
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    Not certain, but I think that may be a Pratt Dauphine (made by the father of the current Pratt harpmakers).

    #73076
    Michael Harwood
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    Here’s an old ad for the Dauphine: http://www.prattharps.com/DauphineAd.htm

    #73077
    deb-l
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    WOW this could be a real find!!

    #73078
    barbara-brundage
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    It’s quite likely to cost considerably more than the harp is worth to make it playable, Deb. Just sayin’,

    #73079
    deb-l
    Participant

    hi Barb.

    #73080
    deb-l
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    Barb, just so you know, I didn’t ignore your advice, just didn’t read it until after I got the harp home!

    #73081
    barbara-brundage
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    Yeah, the wire loops/nails were challenging. They’re meant to dig into the neck and scrape a groove, incidentally. Glad it worked out for you, Deb.

    #73082
    deb-l
    Participant

    thanks Barb.

    #73083
    deb-l
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    maybe this is the place to ask my questions?

    #73084
    barbara-low
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    What a pretty harp, Deb.

    Before you string it up, send the pictures you took to Mr. Pratt and ask about the crack in the knee block.

    Barbara

    #73085
    Zen Sojourner
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    I came across some harp maintenance articles by a harp technician with information about what kind of pictures can help a technician figure out what your harp needs in the way of repair:

    Show me the harp!

    Articles at

    Harp care and maintenance

    Maybe some of that information will help you while you decide what your harp needs.

    #73086
    shelby-m
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    A lovely harp, if I do say!

    #73087
    deb-l
    Participant

    thanks Zen.

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