choosing a harp

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    deb-l on #158729

    My husband was confounded when I told him I have an appointment in Sept to try different harps because I love the Ogden rental.

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    andy-b on #158730

    Hi, Deb:

    Actually, it’s very common to go through several harps, either renting or buying, before settling on one. There are so many brands, sizes, and voices in harps that it is difficult to choose – and many harpists

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    deb-l on #158731

    I am wondering if I’d be better off ordering the Pilgrim Clarsach than trying more harps.

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    jessica-wolff on #158732

    Keep in mind that increased portability may mean that you either have to stick the harp up on something to play it or lower your seating. Do you expect to actually have to transport your harp a lot?

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    Karen Johns on #158733

    I consider myself extremely fortunate that my harps found me, rather than the other way around. I knew the first time I set eyes on Musicmaker’s Voyageur harp that it was the right harp for me at the time. And then, the Limerick grabbed me and I had to have it (wire-strung of course). Then, finally (but this was always my first choice) the Heartland Dragonheart. I always go with my instincts on these type of things, and have yet to have “buyer’s regret”. Each of my harps have their own unique and amazing sound. My only real dilemna was coming up with the $$! LOL

    Best of luck Deb, what a delightful dilemna to be in! :-)

    Karen

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    unknown-user on #158734

    I can’t speak more highly of Pilgrim harps. They are a lovely and fine crafted instrument and the people at Pilgrim

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    deb-l on #158735

    Ann, that’s good to hear, thanks for mentioning their reputation, I have not heard much of them.

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    Karen Johns on #158736

    Deb, check out the post in Coffee Break called “I am in Harp Heaven!”- I posted links to pics near the bottom.

    On that note, it is time to tune Gwydion again!

    Karen

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    deb-l on #158737

    oh dear I just found an 06 Prelude 38 for just 3,600.

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    sherry-lenox on #158738

    Anyone looking for a harp in the US owes it to him/herself to keep an eye on the CPO column on the Lyon&Healy site. Some of the bargains there are amazing.

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    deb-l on #158739

    I agree Sherry!

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    deb-l on #158740

    the battle of classic vs folk lever is over!

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    deb-l on #158741

    I found a great deal on a Rees Glen Aulen.

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    jessica-wolff on #158742

    Deb, do you have any prominent planets in Gemini? That’s the sign that has trouble making up its mind. Whatever you end up with, here’s hoping it’s a good choice for you.

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    deb-l on #158743

    no Jessica, nothing in Gemini..

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