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Dusty Strings FH34 or Blevins Consort 34?

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    Rachael Rosenbaum
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    Im now looking at two harps, the Dusty Strings FH34 and Blevins Consort 34. Does the higher price tag of the Dusty really indicate a better sounding, longer lasting instrument?

    #78366
    Sherj DeSantis
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    Rachael, both are exceptional instruments and I would be happy to play and own either. I personally own 2 Blevins: an Encore 34, and Gwendolyn 29 and they are excellent. I have done business with both Dusty and Blevins, and they have been honorable in their dealings with me. It may be a matter of playing the particular instrument and seeing which one sings to you! My Encore is going on 11 years old, and I have had zero issues with it. Best of luck. I don’t think you can go wrong with either. I don’t know if this is a first instrument for you, but if it is, the words of wisdom someone once gave me….”Your first harp won’t necessarily be your last harp.”

    #78367
    Rachael Rosenbaum
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    Thanks so much, this response was helpful! I’m going to try out some different ones in a harp sharp a few hours away, hopefully soon!

    #78368
    Rachael Rosenbaum
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    It’s actually not my first, but it will be the first I hope to play before buying, and the other real harps I’ve bought have been at least 19 years old upon purchase, whereas this one may be new or lightly used :0) Exciting!

    #78369

    Heart says DUSTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, but brain says try them both and see which one you like. Let us know which one you pick!

    #78370
    Rachael Rosenbaum
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    Thanks Mae :0) I was just offered a 10-year-old rental harp, an Encore 34, for $1,900…it is apparently in very good condition… I’d rather not go with a ten-year-old harp, but what do you all think?

    #78371
    Donna O
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    Rachel, when I was looking for my harp, I contacted Dwight Blevins re 2 10 yr old rental harps and he wrote back saying that assuming the harp was in reasonably good condition for a rental that it was worth between $1200 to $1500. (a Meadowwind and an Encore) A harp that been out on rental is not always taken care of the way we would take care of it. Just be cautious. I opted for a new Dusty because of the sound and the 5 yr warranty. If you have can have an experienced harp tech look at the Blevins you will have a better idea of what it is worth

    #78372
    Rachael Rosenbaum
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    BS”D

    Ooh. Gee thanks, Donna. These things are seldom simple, are they??

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