Hey fellow harpists.
I’ve been playing the folk harp my whole life and did exam only on my teacher’s pedal harp. Recently I’ve found an advertisement of an Erard harp for sale.
No detail of exactly how old it is are given.
I’ve only got these two pics from the owner, the owner herself plays and also taught the harp, according to her it is playable but has not got perfect intonation, the harp doesn’t keep perfect tune for long but has got serviced with added wires or needles (not sure what it is) inside the neck to support tension.
Also this harp has been stored near the ocean in a humid subtropical climate.
It is has been in the hands of a sweet old German lady for many decades so it really seems it has been taken care of well.
Can anyone give advice if it is still worth buying such a harp? What to look for in this harp when I visit her etc.
I’ve attached a few more pics I’ve got from the owner.