I’ve been browsing through the posts in this forum and although I can appreciate the very good advice of professional harpists warning against the mid-east harps sold on ebay, I was wondering if anyone had “lucked out” and recieved a decent harp from these sellers.
Some background info on myself: I’m a 22 year old recent college graduate who is currently doing Americorps. Needless to say, I’m extremely poor (I’m getting paid $11,000 for 10 months of service and have very little in savings). I’ve been wanting to play an instrument for years and have loved the sound of celtic harps forever. At this point in my life the choice is between buying a harp from ebay with some christmas money from my parents (about $150 which I probably shouldn’t spend anyway) or waiting several years to buy a real harp. I’m also located in Amherst MA and can’t seem to find anywhere that I might rent a harp (I’ve already looked at a great deal of online directories).
Has anyone lucked out with a decent harp from these sellers? Can you recommend a seller? I figure that if I do paypal, I can return it if it’s horrible and get my money back. I figure it’s worth a try since some people sound like they got OK harps. I’d like a small harp, probably Pixie just to spend some evenings “playing around” on. I have no expectations of becoming a trained or professional musician at this point in my life.