I’ve read a lot on these pages as I prepare to buy my first harp! I’ve played the piano for many years and finally have saved up enough for a harp – a longtime dream.
I’m still on a budget, though, and that’s why I’m asking your advice! I’m looking to get a 34 or 36 string, and am thinking of the DS Ravenna 34 or one of the Blevins harps – the BlevinSong, MeadoWind, Glenwood or Avee (so many to choose from!).
I’ve had the chance to play only the Ravenna, and I like it, but some of the Blevins harps are lighter (portability is important to me). I know that they’re all fine harps, so since I’m unable to try the Blevins in person, I was wondering if anyone out there might be able to give me some feedback on the Blevins and the Ravennas. Differences in tone? The Ravenna looks like it has a bigger soundboard – does that make a bigger sound? What are some of the major differences among all those Blevins models?
I think I can’t go wrong with either and am just looking for some feedback since I’ve seen a lot of great advice here. Any observations are welcome – thanks!