I’m a 30 year old guy about 6 feet high or 183 cm. I would like to start playing the celtic/irish harp (30-38 strings). The type of harp is more a logistic/economical decision. I will likely play different styles of music. Weather I’m going to take a class or learn buy book/instructional videos I’m not sure. Regarding purchase which is going to be relevant sooner or later, I would like to get a sense of what to do and what not to do.
I’m from Denmark and here it’s completely hopeless to buy a harp. There’s only one used celtic harp for sale for more than I’m willing to give. So buying from Germany is the next best thing which is kind of a problem because I don’t have a car. Buying on the internet is not a problem per se, but I would like try out or at least know if what I buy is suited for me. It’s purely for private use so I don’t need the best of the best.
So my first thougt was ebay. There’re relatively cheap harps for sale, but I have no idea if it’s total junk or if it’s good enough for me. Here’s an example:
I talked with a local harp teacher over the phone and he mentioned that “glissando.de” often have used harps for sale, so I found this one:
What are your thoughts on these harps? Feel free to link to other “cheap” harps or suggest anything because I’m really only beginning to learn the basics. Any help i appreciated.
Thanks in advance!