Could anyone give me advice on buying a first harp for my eleven year
I started at 9 with the heather pakistani harp- what a horrible instrument it was! I guess the only reason why i got it is because my mom didn’t want to splurge on something that I didn’t know I’d like. The levers became unglued and fell off- they buzzed like crazy and some were too tough to put up- so I had to avoid those notes in a piece! Stick with the bigger names in lever harps ex: Pilgrim, Swanson, Lyon and Healy, Salvi. Dont let the super low prices drag you into buying these super low quality instruments!!!
My daughter has been playing since 4yrs old..We bought a
Folk Harp by Lyon Healy… We are pretty happy… They have
financing and a rent to own program… You could also search under
LyonHealy.com or also Venus.com …Venus harps are less expensive ..
Wish you luck…
DEFINETELY USE A L&H PRELUDE, SALVI ANA, OR L&H TROUBADOUR V. THESE ARE THE BEST HARPS AROUND FOR THE PRICE AND SOUND. WHY SETTLE FOR A NO-NAME, CHEAP, CRAPPY PAKISTANI HARP, WHEN YOU CAN GET A L&H/ SALVI? DO YOURSELF AND THE LITTLE HARPIST A FAVOR AND GO WITH EITHER OF THESE! IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY IN THE LONG RUN NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF L&H/SALVI’S QUALITY, BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF THEIR RENTAL/RENT-TO-OWN/TRADE-IN/PURCHASE PROGRAMS. THESE HARPS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HARPING!
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