I am looking to buy my first lap harp (beginner). I would like a good instrument, with reasonable base, mellow / rich sound, and an upper register that is not too “twangy”. I want to play Celtic and early / renaissance style music on it. As I am in Australia, I’d really appreciate the advice of the forum, as trying harps is going to be a bit tricky. Also, if people have experience of the shipping histories of the companies, I’d appreciate that too!
My current short list is:
Triplett Christina 26
Dusty Strings Allegro 26
Stoney End Even Song 26
Does anyone have any comments on the pros / cons of the above, or other options I should consider in a similar price range?
Many thanks! It’s a very exciting, but somewhat daunting process!