Cithara Nova

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    I am very interested in this harp.. who plays one and can you tell me about it? I am possibly interested in buying a used one if anyone has one.. ALSO anyone in Utah or Idaho or Wyoming have one I could just try out for an hour or so at your house and at your convenience? I don’t dare buy one unheard/untried. I have been trying for a few years to find one of these.. I know they are popular on the west coast. HOPING TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE… you may email me privately..

    tristan adair
    utah harpist


    The Cithara Nova harp is made by John Westling of Sandpiper Instruments. I heard a few years ago that he retired, and at that time was only making harps occasionally. I don’t know what the story is now. I have a Cithara Nova, and it is a beautiful instrument. It uses the composite Savarez strings, so it is very low tension, and has a very big, resonant, and bright sound. The bass on mine is particularly well articulated. A beautiful instrument. I have thought of selling mine from time to time, as I am moving into the pedal harp arena, and liking higher tension strings. I live in California, so not convenient to you. But if you would like to hear more, feel free to email me.

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