a good lap harp

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  • Participant
    unknown-user on #155149

    I am looking for a good lap harp that has full levers and the most sound I can get for a small sized harp.

    Member
    jennifer-buehler on #155150

    I played a Stoney End Brittany for years.

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #155151

    I had a chance to play a Triplett “Christina” a while back, and thought
    it was absolutely lovely.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #155152

    Looking for one also this last week.

    What I found was, doing a search here a few folks here really like the Belvins Bourree 26, Mezzo 23. they have sound clips of the two and all there harps on there web site.

    Virginia harp center has two used ones full levers, Dusty Strings
    Allegro $695, at the bottom of there used harp page. Looks like a excellent deal. They also have Timothy Aedh at a good price too.

    Member
    jennifer-buehler on #155153

    I’ve heard really good things about the Timothy Aedh.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #155154

    thank you all for your input, it was very helpful

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    Audrey Nickel on #155155

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    unknown-user on #155156

    Barbara, also Blevins Harps has some excellent deals in there closeout and specials area. As others have mentioned here. There may be a minor blemish. But it seems most include a case as well. Plus you can buy it now. But as Jennifer mentioned a month wait isn’t that long. As Blevins is a month wait as well for a new harp. that seems a standard wait time.

    That used Timothy Aedh has a bump on the front lower part of the sound board. You may what them to send you a clearer picture of it to see for your self how bad it is. But the price on it is excellent.

    The Revanne 26 at 39 inches tall is concidered a mid size harp, but with that built in pull down stand. Might be ideal for your needs for playing out and about affairs.. They have a pic at there web site. Km

    Participant
    janet-king on #155157

    Hi Barbara.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #155158

    Thanks Janet, this is good advice.

    Participant
    janet-king on #155159

    …my mistake, my little harp has 25 strings.

    The harpmaker’s website is http://www.silvershellmusic.com/

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #155160

    I definitely think you should include the Christina in your search, if
    you haven’t already.

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    joann-buice on #155161

    I agree about rethinking the smaller harp.

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    jennifer-buehler on #155162

    Lap harps have their charm and for some kinds of work are much better than a larger harp.

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    Varyanna Ruthengael on #155163

    Jennifer:

    Since you’ve already checked Stoney End and probably their lighter Gothic harps, one I like is the Musikmaker’s Limerick Lap Harp. You can purchase it ready made; 26 strings; 12 lb. http://www.musikit.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=lim You can

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