Hi! I am on the fence about getting a harp. I do not know how to play, but do have a little music background from playing clarinet all through school…way too many years ago 🙂
I want to play mainly for myself, and if I manage to learn enough maybe for church once in a great while. I am usually a firm believer in not buying something of lower quality, and would prefer to buy it once and buy it right. However, if I can manage to afford a harp it will be a real stretch for us financially and I simply don’t have to have “the best”, but decently made and pleasing.
I have checked out the various rental programs, and researched a little. I know I don’t want to go for a smaller number of strings, so am looking at the 30+ stringed harps, which of course means more money. I also know I want full levers. I really don’t think I’d need to pay $2500+ to enjoy playing, but I don’t want to buy junk either.
So, I am wondering what anyone thinks of the Grand Harpsicle. It has the features I want, and when listening to an online sample the tone is perfectly acceptable to me. Is there something I should know before getting serious about this particular harp? Does it sound to you who are more experienced as if it would be something I should consider?
Would appreciate any input!