Hi guys, I’m a fairly advanced cellist and thought I’d like to try something new, so I’ve been looking at some harps to try to pick up. From what i’ve read a pedal harp is the kind of thing i’d want. Thing is, whenever I look at some online they all cost at least $10,000 :). So I was wondering if any of you more experienced harpists have any idea about a cheap pedal harp for a beginner? I could always go lever, I mean i don’t mind, but pedal harp just seems cool for like classical and stuff. Thanks a lot!!
Hi, thanks for the advice. At the moment I have a $2000 cello, which is pretty good quality. I’d like to try to get a harp for under that. My very first cellos I rented from my teacher, but the first one I owned was $1400, it was more of a student/beginner’s cello i suppose. Would you say that this is essentially the price range for used harps as well?
I’m sorry but you are not going to find a playable pedal harp for $2,000.
around $10,000 is the average for the least expensive, decent, new pedal harps.
If you want something cheaper than that you have to buy used, but even then you are not going to find a pedal harp for under $2,000 that is playable. Perhaps something that needs LOTS of repairs and work but isn’t playable without it.
Pedal harps… and why not to get an Italian baroque triple? The technic is different from pedal harps, but the triple is absolutely chromatic and has lots of possibilities. I play one, the first touch made me giving up the lever and pedal harps forever. Amazing instrument…
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